Unit 1, Lesson 1# Exponential Notation

EngageNY 45 min(s)

Students know what it means for a number to be raised to a power and how to represent the repeated multiplication symbolically. Students know the reason for some bases requiring parentheses. For the first time in this lesson, students are seeing the use of exponents with negative valued bases. It is important that students explore and understand the importance of parentheses in such cases, just as with rational base values.