Evaluate an Expression with a Negative Exponent

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The same rules apply. While watching the video, learners realize that the same rules apply to evaluate an expression with negative exponents as does simplifying an expression. The presentation shows a set of steps to evaluate a monomial raised to a negative exponent for a given value of the variable. In doing so, the presenter points out rules of exponents used in the process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Brainstorm other evaluation methods that would work
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes learnersunderstand what it means to evaluate an expression
  • Individuals should be familiar with exponent properties
Pros

  • Uses colors to emphasize the negative exponent property
  • Combines the use of technology to evaluate the expression
Cons

  • None
Common Core