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During this activity, students will review the laws of exponents. They will demonstrate their knowledge by creating an interactive computer game or a podcast.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
NCTM Numbers and Operations 6-8
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will be able to apply the laws of exponents.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Paper and pencil
Technology Resources Needed:
Computers with Internet access for all students, LCD project, presentation software, and audio editing software like Audacity or Garageband (Audacity is available for free at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/.), and microphones
Teachers need to understand the laws of exponents. Teachers need to be familiar with presentation software and podcasts. Before beginning the assignment, the teacher needs to pair up the students.
A sample rubric is attached as "lawofexpoentsrubric".
As an extension activity, have students play the exponent game.
For a review of solving exponents, visit the following activities:
Laws of Exponents
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.