Instructional Activity# Taking Powers of Powers of 10

Lesson 3. Unit 7. Grade 8 Open Up Resources

Open Up Resources15 min(s)

This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 3, Unit 7, Grade 8. Students explore patterns to discover the property (10^m)^n = 10^{m × n} for values of m and n that are positive integers. Non-positive integer exponents will be explored in a subsequent lesson. Notice students who try to rush to complete the table without recognizing the patterns moving between columns in the table. As students work, ask them if they can explain what patterns they are finding. Select students who can explain the patterns they see to share during whole-class discussion.