# Intro to Exponents

# A New Operation!?!

Think adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing are all there is to math? Think again! There are plenty of operations that mathematicians use. A thorough understanding of exponents is crucial to GED® success!

## STEP 1: WATCH THE VIRTUAL CLASS VIDEO AND TAKE NOTES

### Make sure to note the following:

The vocabulary words power, exponent, and base.

How exponents can be used to simplify repeated multiplication.

How to convert between the exponential and expanded or factored form of an expression.

How to use the expanded form to simplify exponential expressions.

How to simplify expressions involving the 0th and 1st powers.

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## STEP 2: COMPLETE ONE LEVEL OF PRACTICE

### BEGINNING

Preparing for algebra? Practice converting between the exponential form, expanded or factored form, and simplified form of an expression.

### EXPERIENCED

Ready to see how this skill applies to algebra? Practice converting between the exponential and factored or expanded form of arithmetic and algebraic expressions.

### ADVANCED

Already skilled at basic algebra? Graduate to a deeper level of understanding about exponents by exploring a variety of GED® and college prep applications.