This smartboard file can be used with any curriculum to help students understand how multiplication with exponents can be completed. The file is broken into three parts. The first part uses only numbers in the base. The second part extends the concept to using variables in the base. The third part extends the concept to using numbers and variables in the base.
A pdf file in the zipped folder describes how each page in the smart notebook file is used in a lesson.
If you do not have a Smartboard, but you do have a Promethean board or a projector attached to your computer, you can still use this product by using Smart Notebook Interactive Viewer. This program is a free download from www.smarttech.com . You can operate the screen with the pens on the Promethean board or a mouse when use the projector.