Students understand the function of an exponent. Objective
Students see the connection between exponents in their written form and in an observed form
About one half hour to start the discussion of the basic themes. Students then self-pace their exploration of the online film, exponents chart and traditional textbook "homework" throughout the week.
Explain: Exponents are a key idea used in math and science to describe patterns of change between variables.
Students copy and continue exponents chart
in their Observation and Reflection Journal
Students view, then discuss in pairs: Secret Worlds, The Universe Within
Students complete activities from the classroom math textbook chapter on exponents.
Reflect in journal: Define exponent.
Discuss: What do you know about exponents?
In having each student complete
problems from the textbook, the teacher will be able to monitor whether
or not students are able to apply the vocabulary to the manipulation of