Negative Exponents and the Laws of Exponents

Apply the properties of exponents to expressions with negative exponents. The fifth lesson in the series explains the meaning of negative exponents through an exploration of the properties taught in the previous lessons of the series. Learners use the properties to write equivalent expressions with and without negative exponents.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the exit ticket as a check for understanding at the conclusion of the lesson
  • Incorporate the scaffolding suggestions to differentiate within your class
Classroom Considerations
  • Your classes should have a strong understanding of the multiplication, division, and power properties of exponents
  • Provides a complete lesson from opener to closer and practice problems for independent practice
  • Includes a detailed teaching guide to aid in lesson planning
  • None
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