tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post1468609505208883271..comments2017-05-17T22:13:18.468-04:00Comments on Sweeney Math: How I see exponent rules (and log rules)Mr. Sweeneyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09576574228194571537noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-43021053411581521292012-07-16T08:56:18.686-04:002012-07-16T08:56:18.686-04:00This is also what I do. I also have a little stor...This is also what I do. I also have a little story about how the little kids (exponents) are always TRYING to do what the big kids (base number) are, but are a step behind (think little sister/ brother).ispeakmathhttp://ispeakmath.wordpress.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-80827782880743473562012-05-22T12:43:55.473-04:002012-05-22T12:43:55.473-04:00Me too! This is how I teach exponents and logs. ...Me too! This is how I teach exponents and logs. I think it's a lot better to understand that exponents do for multiplying what multiplying does for adding, so you just "level-down" when you move from the exponents down to bases. It's one reason that exponents and logs are my favorite thing to teach in Algebra. <br /><br />Privately, I think that exponents work like tequila--they make everyone easier.Jasonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12402774806163881628noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1542724471702676307.post-72927890183237735582011-05-11T09:45:49.689-04:002011-05-11T09:45:49.689-04:00This is exactly how I see it/teach it. I also some...This is exactly how I see it/teach it. I also sometimes use the acronym PMAN powers, multiply, add, nothing.Matthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16874107086266918486noreply@blogger.com