You get two activities in one document! The first three pages is an activity to get students to discover the exponent rules for multiplication and raising a power to a power. The last two pages is an activity to discover parallel and perpendicular lines and the relationships of their slopes.
Investigation 1: Interactive, self-guided discovery investigations for Algebra students. Students go through the activity and discover patterns that lead them to the rules for multiplying bases with exponents and raising an exponent to another exponent. The activity sheets include directions, space for student work, guided questioning, and a huge bonus - direct links to websites when students get stuck! Students really take control of their learning experience through this multi-faceted activity.
Investigation 2: Algebra students work through the activity by graphing linear equations and making discoveries based on their slope. The guiding questions are framed such that the students make their own generalizations about parallel and perpendicular lines.