Algebra 1 Lesson 32

Name:_______________ Date:_________

Exponents Class Work
Do Now: (1) What is the difference between and ?

(2) Combine the expressions below into a single term. a. b. Exponents and Exponent Rules: Exercise 1: Definitions (1) Define an exponential expression below. c. d.

Exponent Definitions 𝑎 is called the _________ 𝑎𝑏 𝑏

is called the _________

The whole thing together is (2) Fill in the blanks to the right. the ___________________

Exercise 2: Developing the Product Rule (1) Fill out the table below Product Repeated multiplication Power of the form

N/A (2) Use this rule to simplify each of the following: a. b. c.

Exercise 3: Developing the Distributive Rule for Multiplication (1) Grouping symbols (parentheses and brackets) can mean two slightly different things.

a. In this example what do the parentheses mean?

b. In this example what do the parentheses mean?

(2) Fill out the table below Product Repeated multiplication Rearrange the multiplications using the commutative property so similar things are next to each other. Power of the form

N/A (3) Which meaning of parentheses does this rule use?

N/A

(4) Use this rule combined with the product rule to simplify each of the following. a. b. c.

Exercise 3: Developing the Distributive Rule for Division (1) Fill in the table below. Quotient ( ) Repeated multiplication ( )( )( )( ) ( )( )( )( )( )( ) Write as a fraction

(

)

( )

N/A

(2) Use this rule, combined with the other two rules to simplify each of the following. a. ( ) ( ) b. ( ) c. ( ) ( ) ( )

Exercise 4: Developing the Quotient Rule (1) Do you remember how to reduce fractions? Or why reducing fractions works? (a) What can multiply (b) Rewrite the
that keeps it as ? (c) Rewrite the different form: in a

and

as

____=

fractions:

(2) Do what we did above in reverse.
(a) Suppose you have the fraction

and you’re trying to reduce it. Replace 15 by its

factors and replace 6 by its factors.

(b) Separate the three fractions:

(c) Turn things that are divided by

themselves into :

(d) Write the final thing that

is

equivalent to: (3) Try it again. Reduce each of the following by finding versions of . (a) (b) (c)

(4) Use this idea of reducing to fill out the following chart: Quotient Repeated multiplication Find versions of 1 Power of the form

N/A

N/A

(5) You can use what you figured out to determine what anything to a zero power should be.
Quotient Use the quotient rule to write in the form Look at the original quotient. What is it as just a number?

What do you think anything to the zero power should equal?

(6) Practice using the quotient rule:
(a) (b) (c)

Exercise 5: Developing the Power Rule. (1) Expand
3

(2) Now, let get? 𝑥

. What do you

(3) Based on that exercise, what do you think

should be?

(4) Fill out the table below: Problem to simplify First repeated multiplication Second repeated multiplication Power of the form

N/A

N/A (c)

(5) Practice combining all the rules so far.
(a) (b) (

)

Exercise 6: Developing Negative Exponents (1) Evaluate the first 5 exponential expressions, and see if you can determine the pattern to evaluate the remaining three.

(2) Let’s explore that rule in a different way. Fill out the table below.

Quotient

Repeated multiplication

Answer as a fraction

Use the quotient rule to get power of the form

N/A

N/A

(3) Practice! Simplify each of the following and write answers with positive powers. (a) (b) (c)

Algebra 1 Lesson 32

Name:_______________ Date:_________

Exponents Homework
(1) Simplify each of the exponential expressions below using the exponent rules. a. b. j. c. d. e. f. l. g. h. m. s. r. k. q. p. o. i. n.

t.

(

)

w.

z.

u.

x.

v.

y.

(2) Fill in the missing

for each of the following. Think negative exponents

a. b. c.
(3) Simplify each of the following a. b.

d. e. f.

g. h.

c.

d.

(4) Which is correct for simplifying

.

or

(5) True or False

a. ( )

d.

g. h.

b. ( )

e. f.

c.

i.

(6) Try to combine the green cards and the base expression expression. a. Target expression:

to create each of the target

expressions below. Extra points if you can find more than one way to get the target

b. Target expression: 𝑎

⬚ 𝑎𝑏 𝑏

c. Target expression: 𝑎

𝑏 𝑎

𝑏 𝑎
𝑏 𝑏 𝑎

⬚ 𝑏

d. Target expression:

e. Target expression:

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