In this book, students learn that exponents are used to express repeated multiplication. They learn how to multiply expressions with exponents and they discover the Product Rule for exponents. They also learn how to divide expressions with exponents and they discover the Quotient Rule for exponents. They analyze patterns to discover the affect of an exponent of zero and then they learn how to evaluate expressions with negative exponents. At the end of the book, they begin to work with polynomials in preparation for learning more about them in Algebra 1: Book 4.
Topics in this book:
- Introduction to exponents
- Multiplying expressions with exponents
- Dividing expressions with exponents
- Raising an exponent to an exponent
- Exponents review
- The exponent of 0
- Negative exponents
- Evaluating expressions
- Cumulative Review
- Answer Key
If you are searching for an independent algebra program or a supplement to teach specific algebra concepts, Summit Math is worth your consideration. Using the guided discovery method, students make their own connections as they learn to master each scenario before moving on to the next. Each section builds on previous concepts already learned. The first half of the book incorporates the guided discovery approach, while the latter half uses extra practice sheets to improve understanding of the topics. Each section has an answer key. A placement test and pacing guide is provided for each level. The author states this is a complete program teaching typical topics in the Algebra I and II sequence while preparing students for standardized testing. If students feel they need extra instruction, a video subscription is available from the publisher. Free downloadable tests and a more detailed version of the answer key are also available at the publisher’s website.