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Lesson Plan: Simplifying Numerical Expressions: Negative and Fractional Exponents Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use the rules of negative and fractional indices to simplify numerical expressions.

Objectives

Students will be able to

  • use rules of indices to simplify numerical expressions that involve negative exponents,
  • use rules of indices to simplify numerical expressions that involve fractional exponents,
  • solve problems involving numerical expressions with negative and fractional exponents.

Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

  • the rules of exponents.

Exclusions

Students will not cover

  • simplifying nonperfect roots,
  • rationalizing denominators.

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