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Exponents

2 videos
1 skill
In 3rd grade, you learned that there is an easier way to write "5+5+5". You saw that 5+5+5=3x5. But is there an easier way to write repeated multiplication (like "5x5x5")? Absolutely! That's exactly what exponents are for! Common Core Standard: 6.EE.A.1

Introduction to exponents

VIDEO 3:03 minutes
Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!

Positive and zero exponents

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Powers of fractions

VIDEO 1:47 minutes
Just like whole numbers with exponents, fractions are repeatedly multiplied. If you know how to multiply factions, you're over half way there.