Extending Patterns with Exponents

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Don't think negatively about exponents. Young mathematicians dissect a fictional conversation between pupils trying to evaluate an expression with a negative exponent. This allows them to understand the meaning of negative exponents.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Apply the resource as an introductory activity for negative exponents
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have familiarity with the properties of exponents
  • Individuals must also be able to determine patterns in tabular data
Pros

  • Lines are numbered, making it easier to reference information
  • Includes teacher reflection questions
Cons

  • None
Common Core