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Ch 10: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponential Expressions & Scientific Notation

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Studying for the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam doesn't need to be challenging thanks to this chapter. It uses engaging lesson videos and interactive quizzes to help you review exponential expressions and scientific notation.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponential Expressions & Scientific Notation - Chapter Summary

Review how to use and simplify exponential expressions by watching these short videos. These lessons help improve upon your knowledge of these topics for the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) exam:

  • Order of operations and exponential expressions
  • Multiplying and dividing exponential expressions
  • The power of zero
  • Negative exponents
  • Scientific notation
  • Using exponential notation

Our instructors give you the tools necessary to work with exponential expressions correctly, prepping you fully for the exam. The self-assessment quizzes give you the chance to see what information you remember from this chapter. Whether you are looking at these resources from your home computer or mobile device, this chapter is designed to speed up the preparation process and make it more enjoyable.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponential Expressions & Scientific Notation
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How to Use Exponential Notation

1. How to Use Exponential Notation

Exponential notation is a mathematical method for writing longer multiplication problems in a simplified manner. This lesson will define how to work with exponential notation and give some examples of how it is used.

Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

2. Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

What do we do with an exponent? In this lesson, we'll learn how to simplify and solve expressions containing exponents. We'll solve a variety of types of exponential expressions.

Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

3. Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

When performing mathematical operations, there is a specific order in which the operations should be performed. This includes when to simplify the exponents. This lesson will describe in what order exponents should be solved as you are performing mathematical operations.

Multiplying Exponential Expressions

4. Multiplying Exponential Expressions

There are certain rules that govern working with exponential expressions. This lesson deals with the rule for multiplying exponential expressions. It will describe the rule and give some examples of how it works.

Dividing Exponential Expressions

5. Dividing Exponential Expressions

Any time you work with expressions that contain exponents, you have to follow a specific set of rules that are not the same as when you are working with expressions that do not contain exponents. This lesson will describe the rules associated with dividing terms that contain exponents.

The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

6. The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

Raising a number to the power of zero is not the same as if the exponent is a number other than zero. This lesson will explain the rule involving using zero as an exponent and will give some examples of how it works.

Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

7. Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

Most numbers can be written in different ways, either as a fraction, decimal or exponent. This lesson will teach you how to write fractions and decimals using exponents and how to convert between the two.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

8. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

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