On Tuesday, Mr. Fletcher’s Algebra 2 students practiced simplifying expressions and exponent rules.
Their warm-up problems featured complex formulas with many variables and exponents. Following the exponent rules, they streamlined these expressions into less complicated ones.
Not only does understanding exponent properties help students to solve various algebraic problems, exponents are also used in a practical manner in everyday life when calculating square feet, for example.
Exponent rules are also used in the world of computers and technology when describing megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes.