Unit 1, Lesson 2# Multiplication of Numbers in Exponential Form

EngageNY 45 min(s)

In this lesson, students learn their first rule for exponents and apply it to problems that contain only positive integer exponents. Students use the definition of exponential notation to make sense of the first law of exponents. Students see a rule for simplifying exponential expressions involving division as a consequence of the first law of exponents. Students write equivalent numerical and symbolic expressions using the first law of exponents.