In fifth grade, students learn about exponents and have limited exposure. Students learn how to take a number written in exponential notation and write it in expanded form and standard form. When studying algebra, students may see an occasional exponent in a problem that requires the use of order of operations. In sixth grade and beyond, students use exponents much more heavily and you start to see exponential notations such as 85 . Exponents are also used much more regularly in algebraic expressions and word problems. It is a common way for students to see numbers expressed, so having a clear understanding of this is important to develop.
Students will evaluate numerical expressions using whole number exponents.
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