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Ch 9: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponents

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This comprehensive overview of exponents is designed to prepare you for questions on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) assessment. Explore entertaining video lessons to refresh your knowledge of fractional bases, rational exponents and more.

MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponents - Chapter Summary

Revisit concepts you haven't explored in weeks, months or years with help from the lessons in this chapter. Make sure you're prepared to answer exponents questions on the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) assessment that ask you to:

  • Identify the five main exponent properties
  • Define a zero and negative exponent
  • Evaluate exponents with fractional and decimal bases
  • Simplify expressions with exponents
  • Go from a rational exponent to a radical expression and back
  • Demonstrate how to simplify expressions with rational exponents
  • Use exponents to multiply numbers together

Treat yourself to an entertaining studying process by watching fun video lessons that feature audio and visual effects. The lessons are also available as full transcripts with helpful vocabulary words you can use to deepen your understanding of exponents. Before, during or after reviewing each lesson, take a self-assessment quiz to gauge your comprehension of the materials. If you have any questions about lesson topics, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponents
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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 Define a Zero and Negative Exponent

2. 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!

Exponents with Fractional Bases

3. Exponents with Fractional Bases

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can evaluate fractions that have exponents attached to them. Learn how the numerator and denominator behave with exponents.

Exponents with Decimal Bases

4. Exponents with Decimal Bases

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate any exponents with decimal bases. Learn what the exponent does to the decimal and how to get your answer.

How to Simplify Expressions with Exponents

5. 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!

Rational Exponents

6. 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

7. 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!

Multiplying With Exponents

8. Multiplying With Exponents

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use exponents to help you multiply numbers together. Learn what kinds of numbers you can multiply together with exponents and how to write them.

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