Title: Rational Exponents Rock!!
During this lesson, students will be introduced to rational exponents. Rational exponents are fractional powers, or where a number is raised to a fraction.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL1 (9-12) 1: Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. [N-RN1]
Title: You Mean ANYTHING To The Zero Power Is One?
This lesson is a technology-based project to reinforce concepts related to the Exponential Function. It can be used in conjunction with any textbook practice set. Construction of computer models of several Exponential Functions will promote meaningful learning rather than memorization.
Title: Stacking Squares
This Illuminations lesson prompts students to explore ways of arranging squares to represent equivalences involving square- and cube-roots. Students explanations and representations (with their various ways of finding these roots) form the basis for further work with radicals.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL1 (9-12) 2: Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents. [N-RN2]