Ch 20: ACT Math - Exponents: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The ACT Math - Exponents chapter of this ACT Prep Help and Review course is the simplest way to master exponents. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of exponents.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help preparing for the ACT math section will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding exponential properties or how to simplify mathematical expressions with exponents.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about exponents.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra math resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the ACT Math - Exponents chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the ACT Math - Exponents chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the five major properties of exponents?
  • How can expressions with exponents be simplified?
  • What is the difference between a negative and zero exponent?
  • How are rational numbers used as exponents?
  • What is the procedure for simplifying expressions with rational exponents?

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: ACT Math - Exponents: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are the Five Main Exponent Properties?

1. What Are the Five Main Exponent Properties?

We'll look at the five important exponent properties and an example of each. You can think of them as the order of operations for exponents. Learn how to handle math problems with exponents here!

How to Simplify Expressions with Exponents

2. How to Simplify Expressions with Exponents

In this video, we will put all of the exponent properties we have learned together. Don't let lots of numbers and letters confuse you! Simplifying exponents can be easy and fun!

How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent

3. How to Define a Zero and Negative Exponent

The zero and negative exponent properties are two you will use quite a lot in mathematics. The negative exponent property can be confusing, but when you remember a couple fun ideas, you will get it right every time!

Rational Exponents

4. Rational Exponents

In this video, learn how to go from a rational exponent to a radical expression and back. No tricks or magic, just good math! We'll review the basics and look at a few examples.

Simplifying Expressions with Rational Exponents

5. Simplifying Expressions with Rational Exponents

Simplifying expressions with rational exponents is so easy. In fact, you already know how to do it! We simply use the exponent properties but with fractions as the exponent!

Adding & Subtracting with Exponents

6. Adding & Subtracting with Exponents

Adding and subtracting with exponents can be quite easy once you know a few simple rules. In this lesson, you will learn about these rules and how to apply them any time you need to add or subtract with exponents.

Exponent Rules: Review & Practice

7. Exponent Rules: Review & Practice

When working with exponents, it's important to understand power laws, which are also called laws of exponents. In this lesson, you'll learn about these laws, their formulas and when to use them.

Superscript in Math: Definition & Example

8. Superscript in Math: Definition & Example

The superscript in math is used quite often. Learn how to easily spot a superscript when you are looking at math problems. Also discover the most popular use of the math superscript as well as another way of using it. Find out how to differentiate between the two.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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