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Let your students practice exponents, fractional exponents, and roots with this powerful assignment that asks them to compute impressive mathematics in their heads.

If you list the values of various 2 to the ... s

     2^8 = 256
     2^{12} = 4,096
     2^{14} = 16,384
     2^{20} = 1,048,576
     2^{28} = 268,435,456

then you can ask students to calculate all kinds of amazing math in their heads.  It's like magic!

 256\times4,096

\displaystyle \frac {1,048,576}{4,096}

or   \sqrt {268,435,456}

 two-to-thes2.pdf

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