This pdf file contains a two-page guided notes outline (with both a student copy to fill in and a teacher key that is already filled in) and a one-page assignment over the content of the notes (answer key included), as well as two one-page handouts on how to use a scientific calculator to evaluate exponential expressions (one for the TI-30XIIS and one for the TI-30XS MultiView).
The notes and assignment cover the following ideas:
- The terms "base" and "exponent"
- Writing a base & exponent as repeated multiplication
- Evaluating a power with a positive base: b^e
- Evaluating a power with a negative base: (-b)^e
- Evaluating a power in the form: -b^e
Before this lesson, students should have an understanding of integers, as the bases will be integers (even though the exponents will all be positive numbers).
**This lesson can also be found in the following bundles (Copy & Paste links below):
> Real Numbers Unit Bundle - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Real-Numbers-Unit-Bundle-Notes-Homework-Quizzes-Study-Guide-Test-3026527
> Pre-Algebra Full Curriculum - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pre-Algebra-Full-Curriculum-Growing-Bundle-2962272