Power Functions - Concept

Exponents are number 34897 to the power of 0! The short video explains what a power function is. It also demonstrates how to identify the n portion in a standard, fraction, and square root example.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video as another way to explain power functions to students who struggle with it during class
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson best fits as an introduction to power functions
  • Requires prior knowledge of functions, graphing, and exponents
Pros

  • Reminds scholars that all power functions go through point (1, 1)
Cons

  • Does not include any complex examples like negative exponents in a denominator or roots other than square
Common Core