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In this course, you will deepen your conceptual understanding of exponents by exploring the connections among in/out tables, graphs, equations, and verbal expressions. Each lesson begins with a question to pique your interest in the topic. Through exploration, you will investigate the effect that exponents can have on situations.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Participants who have completed Building a Solid Foundation and who are ready to continue to build on their own conceptual understanding of and strategies for teaching about exponents

This five-session virtual course builds on the Building a Solid Foundation course and is based on the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education, including the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the key instructional shifts. As with our other content courses, the emphasis will be on helping you develop your own conceptual understanding of core math topics related to exponents, while modeling instructional strategies for the classroom. You will be encouraged to try out new ideas between each session.

Topics covered include:

  • Patterns with exponents
  • Powers of 10
  • Interest rates
  • Graphing with exponents

For more information, please contact Sherry Soares (

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Describe some of the patterns with exponents, including those involving zero and negative exponents
  • Explain how formulas with exponents affect situations
  • Manipulate algebraic expressions and equations in various formats: verbal model, in/out tables, graphs, and equations
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 

Participants must have completed the Building a Solid Foundation and Math Concepts courses prior to registering for Exploring Exponents.

09/25/2017 - 12:15am
End Date: 
10/30/2017 - 11:45pm
PD Center: 

Math and Numeracy

SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area: 
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
PDP Eligible: 
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