Lesson 7: Exponents
A Cheat Sheet is an all-in-one, single-page graphic organizer covering the big topics in the Algebra 1 curriculum. Each Cheat Sheet includes important vocabulary, key concepts, and guided examples. There is a set of Practice Problems included with each sheet that provides leveled and skill-based practice. Included in the download is a PDF and editable WORD version of the Cheat Sheet and Practice Problems, along with a full answer key.
This lesson focuses on exponents and the rules of exponents. Students will discover the product, quotient, power rules of exponents, and negative and zero exponents. Algebraic and numerical examples are provided for each of the exponent properties. The lesson also includes an extension activity from Lesson 6, working with the Distributive Property and factoring expressions involving exponents. The Practice Problems include isolated exercises for each of the exponent properties and for applying and undoing the Distributive Property involving exponents, all ranging in difficulty from easy to advanced.
There is a BONUS Concept Review activity to be used at the beginning of the lesson that reviews the definition of an “exponent” and asks students to use prior knowledge to expand and condense exponential expressions.