Ch 11: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Exponents

About This Chapter

Make your way through this chapter as part of your preparations for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam. This chapter is effective at helping you study for exponent content that you will see on the test.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Exponents - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to develop your ability to work with exponents. These topics are addressed in the lessons to help you prepare for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam:

  • Definition and properties of exponents
  • Simplifying expressions with exponents
  • Exponents that have negative bases
  • Solving fractional exponents
  • Subtracting and adding with exponents

The videos are designed to make learning about exponents fun, which in turn helps you retain information for the exam better. Check your knowledge and skills by using the self-assessment quizzes. Revisiting a certain part of a lesson is made easy thanks to the video tags in the video's timeline.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Exponents
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What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

1. What Are Exponents? - Definition, Properties & Rules

Exponents are the mathematical shorthand that tells us to multiply the same number by itself for a specified number of times. This lesson will not only explain how the exponent works but also discuss the seven distinct properties, or rules, that govern its use.

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!

Exponents with Negative Bases

3. Exponents with Negative Bases

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use exponents to help you multiply a string of negative numbers. Learn what kinds of negative numbers you can do this with and to write it.

Adding & Subtracting with Exponents

4. 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.

How to Solve Fractional Exponents

5. How to Solve Fractional Exponents

Fractional exponents, or rational exponents, are a special breed of exponents. These exponents allow us to calculate radicals in a very simplistic way. Once we change radicals to fractional exponents we can use the exponent rules to simplify an expression.

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