This is a two-track scavenger hunt, perfect for differentiating to your different types of learners as they move toward mastery of Common Core standard 8.EE.1. The first track has only expressions that require applying one exponent rule to simplify. This track is for students who are just beginning to develop competence with using exponent rules on their own. The second track has more complex expressions that require multiple exponent rules to simplify. Each track includes positive and negative exponents, but the second track contains many more negatives than the first. For both tracks, students must show their work on the included recording sheet and write an explanation of how they used the exponent rule(s).
Students are assigned a number based on which track the teacher would like them to be on. The activity then takes them to different problems around the classroom on their assigned track.
With this activity, you will be able to give your struggling students practice at simpler expressions and challenge your more advanced students with complex expressions! All students will be engaged and make progress!!
Included in this Product:
•Twenty expression cards (ten for track 1 and ten for track 2)
•Two-page recording sheet
•Sample answers/work page
•Instructions for teacher
***This product is included in the Exponent Rules Cooperative Learning Bundle
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