Exponent Lesson Plans
- Cutting Up
in Class, Fractal Style - Students create three-dimensional models
demonstrating exponents, multiplying/dividing of fractions, and the use
of repeating patterns in tessellations, mirror images, and tiling.
Balances Out in the End - Using a balance in the classroom is a first
step to algebraic understanding. Use this pan balance (numbers) applet
to practice the order of operations in simplifying numerical expressions
and to demonstrate the conventions of using algebraic logic in simplifying
Lesson - Exponents are shortcuts to express a multiplication of a
number by itself. Exponents tell you how many times you should multiply
the number by.
- The objectives of this lesson are for students to explore the patterns
of exponential models in tables, graphs, and symbolic forms and to apply
what they have learned to make predictions in a real situation.
Variables with Exponents - The students will learn that when variables
are the same and being multiplied, the exponents should be added.
Factorization Mobile - During this review lesson, students demonstrate
their knowledge of prime numbers, composite numbers, and prime factorization
using exponents to create a factor tree mobile.
Exponents - To show students how to convert between radicals and rational
Is the Difference Between Exponential and Scientific Notation?
- 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.