MA.6.NSO.3.3

Evaluate positive rational numbers and integers with natural number exponents.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Within this benchmark, expectations include using natural number exponents up to 5.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Number Sense and Operations
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1205010: M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1205020: M/J Accelerated Mathematics Grade 6 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020, 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
1204000: M/J Foundational Skills in Mathematics 6-8 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7812015: Access M/J Grade 6 Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.6.NSO.3.AP.3a: Identify what an exponent represents (e.g., 8³= 8 × 8 × 8).
MA.6.NSO.3.AP.3b: Solve numerical expressions involving whole-number bases and exponents (e.g., 5 + 24 × 6 = 101).

Related Resources

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Formative Assessments

Paul’s Pennies:

Students are asked to write and evaluate a numerical expression using exponents.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Whole Number Exponents:

Students are asked to explain what 10 to the third power means and to rewrite 1,000,000 and a product of 10 using exponents.

Type: Formative Assessment

Evaluating Exponents:

Students are asked to expand and evaluate exponential expressions containing whole number exponents.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

The Power of Exponents :

Students will be introduced to the power of exponents through the parable A Grain of Rice, by Demi. Students analyze the parts of an exponential expression and evaluate the expression using mental math and paper and pencil.

Type: Lesson Plan

What happens when you multiply by powers of 10?:

This lesson shows patterns when multiplying a whole number by powers of 10 through a hands-on conceptual approach that then leads into the procedure of multiplying numbers by a power of 10 and writing exponents using the base of 10.

This is intended to be an introductory lesson to the powers of ten in an exponent form. The concepts in this lesson will be a precursor to evaluating expressions using exponents and eventually scientific notation.

Type: Lesson Plan

Seeking Patterns Using Base 10 and Powers of 10:

This lesson focuses on the exploration of patterns in the number of zeros of the product, when multiplying a number by powers of 10. It also uses whole-number exponents to denote powers of 10.

Patterns divided by a power of ten should be done in a subsequent lesson, once the students have the basic understanding of multiplying base ten by exponents.

Patterns using decimals should be done in a subsequent lesson, once the students have the basic understanding using whole numbers.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

MacCoder’s Farm Part 2: Condition Statements:

Explore computer coding on the farm by using condition and IF statements in this interactive tutorial. You'll also get a chance to apply the order of operations as you using coding to solve problems.

Click below to check out the other tutorials in the series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Powers of 10: Patterns:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents the pattern, when multiplying tens, that develops when we compare the number of factors of tens with the number of zeros in the product. The vocabulary, exponent and base, are introduced.

Type: Tutorial

Patterns in Raising 1 and -1 to Different Powers:

You will discover rules to help you determine the sign of an exponential expression with a base of -1.

Type: Tutorial

Introduction to Exponents:

This video demonstrates how to evaluate expressions with whole number exponents.

Type: Tutorial

The Zero Power:

Learn why a number raised to the zero power equals 1.

Type: Tutorial

MFAS Formative Assessments

Evaluating Exponents:

Students are asked to expand and evaluate exponential expressions containing whole number exponents.

Paul’s Pennies:

Students are asked to write and evaluate a numerical expression using exponents.

Using Whole Number Exponents:

Students are asked to explain what 10 to the third power means and to rewrite 1,000,000 and a product of 10 using exponents.

Computer Science Original Student Tutorials

MacCoder’s Farm Part 2: Condition Statements:

Explore computer coding on the farm by using condition and IF statements in this interactive tutorial. You'll also get a chance to apply the order of operations as you using coding to solve problems.

Click below to check out the other tutorials in the series.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

MacCoder’s Farm Part 2: Condition Statements:

Explore computer coding on the farm by using condition and IF statements in this interactive tutorial. You'll also get a chance to apply the order of operations as you using coding to solve problems.

Click below to check out the other tutorials in the series.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorials

Powers of 10: Patterns:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presents the pattern, when multiplying tens, that develops when we compare the number of factors of tens with the number of zeros in the product. The vocabulary, exponent and base, are introduced.

Type: Tutorial

Patterns in Raising 1 and -1 to Different Powers:

You will discover rules to help you determine the sign of an exponential expression with a base of -1.

Type: Tutorial

Introduction to Exponents:

This video demonstrates how to evaluate expressions with whole number exponents.

Type: Tutorial

The Zero Power:

Learn why a number raised to the zero power equals 1.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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