Exponents: Multiplication Rule--this zip file includes both a Notebook and Powerpoint file that clearly illustrates the multiplication rule used in exponents, followed by 7 guided practice problems as well as a handout sheet of 60 practice problems and answer key. Instructions on how to get, or use, Notebook software for free are included.
Emphasis is placed on understanding the language of math, what each symbol means and why the multiplication rule makes sense 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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