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Students begin this lesson sequence by discussing the number line, ensuring students understand its use. Then students are introduced to exponents both negative and postive, observing how this can alter an answer. Students work collaboratively identifying patterns when changing the power and the base. Students then move on to cube numbers completing similar tasks.
|Year level(s)||Year 8|
|Purpose||Content knowledge, Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies, Planning support|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Questioning, Setting goals, Structuring lessons, Worked examples|
|Keywords||powers, base, cube, integers, indices, negative, postive, exponent, squares|
|Curriculum connections||ICT general capability, Numeracy|
|Strand and focus||Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding|
|Topics||Indices, Operating with number, Patterns and algebra, Addition and subtraction, Multiplication and division, Place value|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Establish and apply the exponent laws with positive integer exponents and the zero-exponent, using exponent notation with numbers
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