Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins

Topic: Expressions and Equations

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.

Closure:

• Have students share their comics with the class and explain how they solved each expression.

Differentiation:

• 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.

Resources:

• Comic to print or display
• Calculators to check work, if permitted

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