Hello! I am trying to create a discovery activity on laws of exponents where students observe patterns of repeated multiplication to generalize a rule. I’ve noticed that when you type an expression into a table, like (101010)(10*10), the table automatically gives you the scientific notation version of it. Can you turn this off? I want the expressions to STAY as expressions so students can see the pattern, and realize (10^3)(10^2) is actually 10^5.
Additionally, I’m wondering if there is a way to create a self-checking table that would recognize an expression like (101010)(10*10) as the correct answer instead of simply the numerical value 100000.
For reference, here is the activity I’ve got so far. The tables are on slides 2,9, and 16.
With countNumberUsage you gotta be careful and check for edge cases. Here you might also want to make sure that the total number usage is 2, as something like 5(10)2000 will also give you a right answer.
In this case the numeric value would also be correct. Essentially, every expression with a single 5 and a single 10 that is equivalent to 100000 would be correct, so counNumberUsage(input.latex) = 2 can be used to ensure that there is:
Only one ten and one five
Equal to 100000