Exploring Laws of Exponents!

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In this activity, students use their prior knowledge to investigate and discover some of the laws of exponents! The specific exponent rules addressed in this minilesson are:

-Product Rule
-Power Rule
-Quotient Rule
-Power of a Product
-Power of a Quotient

This activity gives gives learners the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the exponent rules because they are given the chance to see why they hold true!

After completing this activity, you may want to play “Old Expy – Exponent Rules Game!” with your students. This will give them a chance to practice simplifying expressions using the laws of exponents they just learned!
Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 3² × (3⁻⁵) = (3⁻³) = 1/3³ = 1/27.


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