Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the properties of integer exponents to those values, allowing for a notation for radicals in terms of rational exponents. For example, we define  to be the cube root of 5 because we want  to hold, so  must equal 5.
Subject Area: Mathematics
Grade: 912
Domain-Subdomain: Number & Quantity: The Real Number System
Cluster: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Cluster: Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents. (Algebra 1 - Major Cluster) (Algebra 2 - Major Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
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