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Negative and Zero Exponents

Negative and Zero Exponents

Author: Al Greene
Description:

- New terms and definitions
- How to handle a zero exponent
- How to work with negative exponents – showing how previous properties of exponents still apply.

This packet discusses how to work with a zero exponent, and how to handle negative exponents. We go through the differences that negative exponents bring, and also the similarities they have to the previous topics discussed.

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Tutorial

What's in this packet

This packet covers the rules for zero and negative exponents. We have videos for you to learn from, and several examples.

Source: Greene

Exponents: Zero and Negative Numbers

This video shows you how to deal with negative and zero exponents.

More help with zero and negative exponents

This is another video showing a slightly different way of thinking about zero exponents.

Examples

This page has some great examples on negative and zero exponents, as well as explaining the rationale behind it very well.

http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/negative_zero_exponents.php