Exponents Graph


During this activity, it was very easy to determine what the trend was. When x = a negative number, the points on the y axis progressed very slowly, while once x = a positive number, it began to rise very quickly. I think it was a very good visual to understand negative exponents, and really get across that they are quite small.

The data table was also surprisingly helpful. It became much clearer to me that the difference between positive and negative exponents is that the main number (x) stays the same, but with a negative exponent, it’s the denominator.