You will explore how to simplify expressions with exponents using the laws of exponents.

**TEKS Standards and Student Expectations**

**A(11)** Number and algebraic methods. The student applies the mathematical process standards and algebraic methods to rewrite algebraic expressions into equivalent forms. The student is expected to:

**A(11)(B)** simplify numeric and algebraic expressions using the laws of exponents, including integer and rational exponents.

**Resource Objective(s)**

Given verbal and symbolic descriptions of problems involving exponents, the student will simplify the expressions using the laws of exponents.

**Essential Questions**

What happens to the exponents when you multiply/divide powers with the same base?

What is the value of a term with an exponent of zero?

What happens to the expression when taking an exponential expression to a negative power?

**Vocabulary**

- Exponents
- Laws of Exponents