Provide students with a model to deepen their understanding of the various properties of exponents! Each frayer model includes an expression, expanded form, a verbal description, the rule/shortcut, and simplified form.
Examples, extra practice, and blank forms are provided to assist in developing student learning. The examples can be used as notes or examples for students to reference. The extra practice forms can be copied onto the back of the examples for students to strengthen their understanding and make the connections on their own. The blank frayer model sheet can be used by the teacher for additional types of expressions, but an even better way to use them is to require students to create their own expressions and fill in the 4 representations! Or use it as an activity where students can create expressions that model different properties and trade with a partner who has to complete the other boxes. There are lots of possibilities!
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If you like the format and information contained in these 1/2 sheets, please check out Mathematical Connections' 5 Exponent Properties Posters available at:
A tactile card matching activity that emphasizes understanding of the different properties can be found here:
Mathematical Connections' goal is to connect prior knowledge, conceptual understanding, relevancy (when possible), and procedural fluency to the core math topics taught in the middle and high school grades.