Algebra II Module 3, Topic A, Overview

Students Studying

In Topic A, students both review what they already know about exponential expressions and functions with integer exponents, and extend the meaning of an exponential expression to allow for first rational and then irrational exponents (N-RN.1).   Students practice applying properties of exponents to expressions with non-integer exponents (N-RN.2).   Students use the average rate of change and repeated reasoning to discover Euler’s number, e (F-IF.6). 

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
N.RN.1 Explain how the definition of the meaning of rational exponents follows from extending the...
N.RN.2 Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.
N.Q .2 Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

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