# Simplifying Expressions with Rational Exponents

## What are Exponents?

Exponents are also called powers or indices. These are symbols or numbers written above and to the right of a mathematical expression to indicate the operation of raising to a power. The exponents determine the number of times a number is multiplied by itself.

## What are Rational Exponents?

Rational Exponents are also called fractional exponents. As we know, These are expressions that have a rational number as their exponents. Their exponents are fractions, where the numerator is a power and the denominator is a root.

This worksheet contains lectures and activities about rational exponents. The lectures will help the learner in understanding the concepts and steps in simplifying rational exponents.

The activity that will be answered by the learner will assess their understanding regarding the lectures. In addition to this, they can also practice their math skills in the activities.

## Instructions on how to use the “Simplifying Rational Exponents Worksheet”

In the first part, there will be a discussion regarding the concept and how do we simplify rational exponents. There will be also an example of the step-by-step process of how we simplify rational exponents.

After the discussion, an activity will be provided for the learner to apply their learning to the discussion. This part will practice the learners’ skills, comprehension, and evaluation.

Towards the end, a reflective section is provided to help the learner think about their thinking (metacognition) and assess how they performed in the lesson.

## Conclusion

Learning what rational exponents are is important. There are two methods presented in this worksheet regarding simplifying rational exponents. It is the learners’ discretion to use whichever is easier and suitable to use in simplify.