Ch 9: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Exponents & Exponential Expressions

About This Chapter

Review the correct order of operations for simplifying and solving exponential expressions when you watch this chapter's video lessons. Multiple-choice quizzes are also available to give you practice performing these operations prior to your TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Exponents & Exponential Expressions - Chapter Summary

Get ready for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 exam with the illustrated videos and practice problems included in this chapter. Lessons are designed to help you re-examine the following topics:

  • The order of operations
  • Five main exponent properties
  • The power of zero
  • Simplifying exponential expressions
  • Negative exponents
  • Rational exponents

This chapter's entertaining video lessons are taught by experienced instructors who cover all of the exponential expression concepts you'll need to be familiar with on exam day. We've also included self-checking quizzes you can take as many times as you need so you approach your testing appointment with confidence.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Exponents & Exponential Expressions Chapter Objectives

Experienced high school math teachers interested in fulfilling teacher mentoring roles can pursue Texas's Master Mathematics Teacher certification for grades 8-12. Requirements include passing scores on this TExMaT exam, which consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and a written case study assignment.

The skills you review through this Exponents & Exponential Expressions chapter can be used to answer a number of questions included in the exam's number concepts, patterns and algebra, precalculus and calculus, geometry and measurement, and probability and statistics content domains.

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: 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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