Students are now becoming quite comfortable with operations with exponents; the following lesson on Division Properties of Exponents is the next level in developing these concepts, and it is with my greatest zest that I share the lesson!
^ The lesson begins with a basic review of key terms: Power, Base, Exponent, and Quotient
* Moving forward, students learn to use the Quotient of Powers Property.
* Students learn to use the Power of a Quotient Property.
* Students review newly learned concepts involving negative exponents that are also used in using the Quotient Properties.
* Students simplify expressions using multiple Properties
* Students simplify expressions with Negative exponents.
* Finally, they are introduced to a real-life problem where they use an exponential model for the weight of a trout fish and find the ratio between two different weights of trout.
* A four question follow up assessment is provided to determine student understanding of this important concept, and answers are included for student/instructor immediate feedback.
* Four slides are available for working (either by instructor or by volunteer student) each of the assessment problems.
* GUIDED NOTES are included for the benefit of students' active participation in the lesson presentation and for the benefit of future review in preparation for upcoming quizzes and tests.
I totally enjoyed creating the lesson, and hope others find it entertaining as well as practical.
LOVE TO TEACH!