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Lesson 23: Integer Exponents
Course Topic(s): Developmental Math | Exponentials
To motivate the convention for negative and zero exponents, the lesson begins by observing the halving pattern found in continuously decreasing the exponent of a power of two by one. After an application looking at the formula for Body Mass Index calculation, power functions of the form (f(x) = kx^p) are introduced. Radiation Intensity application problems follow before pure algebraic manipulation of exponential expressions are presented. The lesson concludes with a review of scientific notation.
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Creator(s): Bruce Yoshiwara (Pierce College) and Kathy Yoshiwara (Pierce College)
This resource was cataloged by Bohdan RhodehamelPublisher:
Developmental Mathematics Collection
Resource copyright: CC BY-NC-SA
This review was published on December 12, 2011
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