Cluster 1: Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents. (Algebra 1 - Major Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Major Cluster)Archived

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General Information
Number: MAFS.912.N-RN.1
Title: Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents. (Algebra 1 - Major Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Major Cluster)
Type: Cluster
Subject: Mathematics - Archived
Grade: 912
Domain-Subdomain: Number & Quantity: The Real Number System

Related Standards

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

MAFS.912.N-RN.1.AP.2a
Convert from radical representation to using rational exponents and vice versa.
MAFS.912.N-RN.1.AP.1a
Understand that the denominator of the rational exponent is the root index and the numerator is the exponent of the radicand (e.g., 51/2 = √5). Extend the properties of exponents to justify that (51/2)2=5
MAFS.912.N-RN.1.AP.1b
Extend the properties of exponents to justify that (51/2)2=5

Related Resources

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Formative Assessments

Roots and Exponents:

Students are asked to rewrite the square root of five in exponential form and justify their choice of exponent.

Type: Formative Assessment

Rational Exponents and Roots:

Students asked to show that two forms of an expression (exponential and radical) are equivalent.

Type: Formative Assessment

Rational Exponents - 4:

Students are asked to rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents in equivalent forms.

Type: Formative Assessment

Rational Exponents - 2:

Students are asked to convert numerical expressions from exponential to radical form.

Type: Formative Assessment

Rational Exponents - 3:

Students are asked to convert a product of a radical and exponential expression to a single power of two.

Type: Formative Assessment

Rational Exponents - 1:

Students are asked to convert numerical expressions from radical to exponential form.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Simply Radical!:

Students will rewrite radical expressions that can be simplified to one term and perform operations on radical expressions. They will solve problems in a Row-by-Row activity. Pairs of students work on different problems at different complexity levels that lead to the same solution. The students will challenge each other to prove their solutions are correct. This activity does not address rational exponents.

Type: Lesson Plan

Manipulating Radicals:

This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to:

  • Use the properties of exponents, including rational exponents, and manipulate algebraic statements involving radicals.
  • Discriminate between equations and identities.

There is also an opportunity to consider the role of the imaginary number Syntax  error  from  line  1  column  49  to  line  1  column  73.  Unexpected  'mathsize'., but this is optional.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorials

Solving Rational Equations: Cross Multiplying:

Learn how to solve rational linear and quadratic equations using cross multiplication in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Radical Puzzle:

Learn to rewrite products involving radicals and rational exponents using properties of exponents in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Problem-Solving Tasks

Checking a Calculation of a Decimal Exponent:

In this example, students use properties of rational exponents and other algebraic concepts to compare and verify the relative size of two real numbers that involve decimal exponents.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Extending the Definitions of Exponents, Variation 2:

The goal of this task is to develop an understanding of rational exponents (MAFS.912.N-RN.1.1); however, it also raises important issues about distinguishing between linear and exponential behavior (MAFS.912.F-LE.1.1c) and it requires students to create an equation to model a context (MAFS.912.A-CED.1.2).

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Rational or Irrational?:

This makes for a good follow-up task on rational irrational numbers after the students have been acquainted with some of the more basic properties, asking students to reason about rational and irrational numbers (N-RN.3) in a variety of ways. In addition to eliciting several different types of reasoning, the task requires students to rewrite radical expressions in which the radicand is divisible by a a perfect square.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tutorial

Power of a Power Property:

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the power of a power property with both numerals and variables.

Type: Tutorial

Unit/Lesson Sequence

Sample Algebra 1 Curriculum Plan Using CMAP:

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Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Video/Audio/Animations

Roots and Unit Fraction Exponents:

Exponents are not only integers. They can also be fractions. Using the rules of exponents, we can see why a number raised to the power " one over n" is equivalent to the nth root of that number.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Rational Exponents:

Exponents are not only integers and unit fractions. An exponent can be any rational number expressed as the quotient of two integers.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Simplifying Radical Expressions:

Radical expressions can often be simplified by moving factors which are perfect roots out from under the radical sign.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this topic.

Original Student Tutorials

Solving Rational Equations: Cross Multiplying:

Learn how to solve rational linear and quadratic equations using cross multiplication in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

The Radical Puzzle:

Learn to rewrite products involving radicals and rational exponents using properties of exponents in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Problem-Solving Tasks

Checking a Calculation of a Decimal Exponent:

In this example, students use properties of rational exponents and other algebraic concepts to compare and verify the relative size of two real numbers that involve decimal exponents.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Extending the Definitions of Exponents, Variation 2:

The goal of this task is to develop an understanding of rational exponents (MAFS.912.N-RN.1.1); however, it also raises important issues about distinguishing between linear and exponential behavior (MAFS.912.F-LE.1.1c) and it requires students to create an equation to model a context (MAFS.912.A-CED.1.2).

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tutorial

Power of a Power Property:

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the power of a power property with both numerals and variables.

Type: Tutorial

Video/Audio/Animations

Roots and Unit Fraction Exponents:

Exponents are not only integers. They can also be fractions. Using the rules of exponents, we can see why a number raised to the power " one over n" is equivalent to the nth root of that number.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Rational Exponents:

Exponents are not only integers and unit fractions. An exponent can be any rational number expressed as the quotient of two integers.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Simplifying Radical Expressions:

Radical expressions can often be simplified by moving factors which are perfect roots out from under the radical sign.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

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Problem-Solving Tasks

Checking a Calculation of a Decimal Exponent:

In this example, students use properties of rational exponents and other algebraic concepts to compare and verify the relative size of two real numbers that involve decimal exponents.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Extending the Definitions of Exponents, Variation 2:

The goal of this task is to develop an understanding of rational exponents (MAFS.912.N-RN.1.1); however, it also raises important issues about distinguishing between linear and exponential behavior (MAFS.912.F-LE.1.1c) and it requires students to create an equation to model a context (MAFS.912.A-CED.1.2).

Type: Problem-Solving Task

Tutorial

Power of a Power Property:

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the power of a power property with both numerals and variables.

Type: Tutorial