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# 3. Write and evaluate algebraic expressions containing exponents (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/EE/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.6.EE.A.2c http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/EE/A/2/c
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Lesson objective: Fluently evaluate expressions containing whole-number exponents by applying Order of Operations.

This lesson helps to build fluency with evaluating and simplifying expressions containing exponents. This work develops students' understanding that the expression represents a "recipe" which can also be evaluated using Order of Operations to produce a known value.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 2 (reason abstractly and computationally) as they explore the meaning of exponents and as they use Order of Operations to evaluate algebraic expressions containing exponents.

Key vocabulary:

• base
• evaluate
• exponent
• expression
• factors
• order of operations
• value