This is a two-part set of notes. The first mini-lesson covers applying exponents to variables, constants and fractions both with and without parentheses, and rewriting expressions using exponents. The second mini-lesson is solving basic factorial problems with and without a calculator.
*I have included student instructions for finding the ^ and ! operations on the TI-83+ calculator (and similar TI models).*
This set of notes is also available as a combo file with the accompanying worksheet.