Our Goals: "Understanding Multiplication of Exponents"
2. Examples and Models - Teaching the Basics that includes the rules and the models using area and volume of a square and cube (concrete ideas)
To create an instructional sequence (a.k.a. lesson plan) featuring:- different models to present the concept- select problems to facilitate student understanding- explanations to bring about student understanding- common student misconceptions- ways to address misconceptions- connections to real world experiences- connections among mathematical ideas
We are student teachers at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As future educators majoring in secondary Math, we are posting this blog to share our views on how we would attempt to explain exponents to junior high students. Our target audience is anyone seeking a deeper understanding of exponents and concepts of multiplication of exponents at the school grade level 9.