Simplify Quotients with Different Bases and Negative Exponents (Example)

Once pupils are confident solving quotients with negative exponents, they need to learn what happens if they have different bases. A few guided practice problems clarify the processes. The exponent rules start to come together through explanation and demonstration—just follow their work!

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create additional practice problems for pupils to prove their understanding
Classroom Considerations
  • Relies on prior knowledge of the exponent rules
  • Avoid showing the comments as one is filled with personal insults
  • Includes subtitles in English to help English learners
  • Works well in traditional or flipped classes
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