Exponential growth…we love it when it applies to our bank account, we hate it when it applies to the dishes in the sink! As we multiply the same number over and over again we can rewrite it using exponential notation. Once this value is in exponential equation, we can use the properties of exponents to simplify and produce equivalent expressions.
In this activity, students will be guided through pages of practice as they explore and apply the properties of exponents. They will analyze exponential terms written as repeated multiplication in order to generate a rule for multiplication and division. They will then apply these rules as they simplify a variety of exponential expressions.