Exponents

Lyrics and Performance by Vicki Young
Melody: "I Feel Lucky"

I open up my textbook when I first get out of bed,

Start studying those rules, just like my teacher said!

Recognizing bases, exponents, too.

Exponents must be positive, negatives wonít do.

Iíve got to work these problems, Iíve got to find a way.

Oh, I feel frantic today!

I feel frantic! Oh, oh, oh,

About to panic, yeah!

Iíve got to work these problems, Iíve got to find a way.

Oh, I feel frantic today.

 

I start to see a pattern to how these things are done.

I raise to zero power and the answerís always one.

(The base just canít be zero - I must remember that.)

Just three more rules to learn now and then I can relax.

Iíll put it all together, Iíll know it pretty soon.

Oh, I feel better at noon!

I feel better! Oh, oh, oh,

I wonít forget them, no!

Iíll put it all together, Iíll know it pretty soon.

Oh, I feel better at noon!

 

To multiply same bases, exponents I combine.

Dividingís just the opposite, but then I must decide

To subtract the smaller power, the base correctly place.

The power rule says multiply, parentheses erase.

I know Iíve got these rules now, I know Iíve got them right.

Oh, I feel lucky tonight!

I feel lucky! Oh, oh, oh,

I feel lucky, yeah!

I will ace this test thatís coming, my grade a pure delight!

Oh, I feel lucky tonight!