Exponents: Making Negative Exponents Positive--this zip file includes both a Smart Notebook
file and a pdf version
that clearly illustrates how negative exponents occur and how they can be moved to make them positive. This is followed by 9 guided practice problems with answers, as well as a handout sheet of 40 practice problems and answer key. Instructions on how to get, or use, Notebook Software for free are included.
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Emphasis is placed on understanding the language of math, what each symbol means and why it is possible to end up with negative exponents and the reasoning behind moving them to the other part of the fraction, by building on prior knowledge.
When we use symbols and letters to represent ideas, those symbols and letters are described as a language. If students can "read" the language of math, then they can understand what the question or problem is expecting them to do. If they can "read" the language of math, then they can follow the "directions" and complete the task at hand. Most students would say that doing math isn't difficult, but understanding the language of math can be.
This series aims to teach the concept of exponents while developing math literacy skills through carefully planned, step-by-step, visually appealing, accurate and thought provoking slides.
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