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Zero Exponent Video: Teach it with a Pattern!

Let students discover why a number to zero power is 1 by continuing a pattern logically. This justifies the rule and makes it logical, instead of just a piece of "announced" mathematics without proof. I also show another way of justifying the fact that a number to zeroth power is one, which has to do with the shortcut for multiplication of powers with the same base.

Tagged under: math,exponent,mathmammoth

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