According to our curriculum map, we are beginning Radicals and Exponential Expressions!
Standards in this unit include:
- 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.
- Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.
We do not have access to the text book outside of the classroom and so I will create powerpoints and worksheets to learn and apply these standards as well as the following topics from the curriculum map:
- radical and rational exponents
- simplifying radical expressions
- adding/subtracting radical expressions
- multiplying radical expresions