exponent lesson

Posted on May 23, 2012

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1. I don’t know how tos et it so it doesn’t loop forever (tho’ that may be a user-end setting)
2. Um, no, I haven’t figured out how to animate yet 😉 This is frame by frame stuff.
3. Symbols are my native language so revisions will shift away from that and emphasize the “square” and multi-dimensional aspects of exponents.

That said, it hadn’t occurred to me that none of the instructional materials I’ve seen about exponents explain that no, that really isn’t a “number two” up there. The exponent has the operation built into it and … there’s no number two involved.

Now to decide: improve this presentation or explore interactivity?

http://www.resourceroom.net/2012math/exponentsMay23clipped.swf

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