Cut the squares apart. Give each group one full set of the 16 cards.
Students should simplify each exponential expression by using the rules for
exponents (Negative, positive, and zero exponents). Students should match the sides of the squares with their equivalent expressions. Notice that “RULES OF EXPONENTS” is spelled out in a counter-clockwise direction spiral from the bottom right corner.
There are two puzzles included: One with blank edges and the other without blank edges. You can mix the two puzzles by interchanging just half of the blank outside edges with non-blank outside edges.