Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins
Topic: Expressions and Equations
Grade Level: 6
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will learn to write and evaluate matching expressions and exponential form involving whole-number exponents.
Know Before You Start: Students should be familiar with simple whole-number exponents.
Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic. Solve each expression.
Activity: It’s time to demonstrate your exponential understanding in a comic!
- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a four-panel “Exponent” comic.
- Panel 1: Students will present an expression of a whole-number exponent and its exponential form.
- Panel 2: Students will provide the answer for the expression.
- Panel 3: Students will present a second expression of a whole-number exponent and its exponential form.
- Panel 4: Students will provide the answer for the expression.
- Have students share their comics with the class and explain how they solved each expression.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
- Allow students to work in pairs or groups as needed.
- Allow students to use a calculator or multiplication chart.
- Adjust the level of difficulty based on student needs.