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Ch 10: NMTA Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions

About This Chapter

The state of New Mexico has replaced the NMTA Mathematics exam with the NES Mathematics assessment. When preparing to take the NES Mathematics exam, complete the activities of this chapter to review what you need to know about operations and properties or exponents and exponential expressions.

NMTA Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions - Chapter Summary

The activities of this chapter have been assembled to aid in your review of working with exponents and exponential expressions as you prepare for the NES Mathematics exam. Watch lesson videos of professional instructors as they demonstrate mathematical operations with exponents too improve your understanding of:

  • The order of operations
  • Five main properties of exponents
  • Simplifying exponential expression with the power of zero
  • Simplifying negative exponents
  • Working with Rational exponents

For an alternative review of the material in this chapter, read over the written transcripts of each video. You can also complete the lesson quizzes to reinforce your retention of the information presented then your quiz results to ind areas of weakness and return to the videos to fortify your understanding of these topics. As you complete these activities be sure to ask our instructors any questions you come up with so that you are prepared for test day.

NMTA Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions Chapter Objectives

Multiple states, including New Mexico, use the NES Mathematics test to certify math teachers. On test day, you will answer 150 multiple-choice questions in a four-hour and 15-minute testing session. Of the questions you will see on this exam, 24% are part of the patterns, algebra and functions domain; some of these may ask you about exponents and exponential expressions. Completing the lesson videos and quizzes in this chapter can improve your skills working with exponents so that you will be able to answer these questions accurately and efficiently.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: NMTA Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
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Exponential Expressions & The Order of Operations

1. 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.

What Are the Five Main Exponent Properties?

2. 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!

The Power of Zero: Simplifying Exponential Expressions

3. 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

4. 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.

Simplifying and Solving Exponential Expressions

5. 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.

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!

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