Introduction To Exponents | Pre-Algebra | Khan Academy


Taking an exponent is basically the act of repeated multiplication. You know how to multiply, right? If so, understanding exponents is completely within your grasp!

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  1. What a great way to start kids off to learning exponents… we enjoy all of your videos: I bet other children wish they could have a teacher just like you. If children know how to do multiplication and division, they’ll get the concept of this quickly. Thank you.

  2. Literally if my teacher just showed me these videos and then let us do work it would be so much better

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