Fifth Grade Exponents 1 Introduction teaches students how to read, write and understand exponents. They also learn how to find the value of a number that has an exponent. This lesson has a title slide, focus slide, objectives, essential question, vocabulary, concept development, step-by-step demonstrations, guided practice, checking for understanding, problem solving with a word problem, and a reward slide at the end. This lesson includes 13 research based effective teaching strategies. For best results, students should have white boards and dry erase markers.