The puzzle has 30 problems where students must practice converting rational exponents to radical expressions. Students also need to simplify using laws of exponents, but do not need to rationalize the denominator. This activity will encourage mathematical discourse as students self-check their answers as they create the puzzle. If they solve the problem correctly, they find the answer piece and continue working, but if they don’t, they must help to correct the mistake before they can move on. Students will create problem solving techniques as they work through this activity. Several answer choices have similar terms to make sure students pay attention to detail.
The puzzle pieces are jumbled so you can have students cut them out without seeing the answers. This product also includes a table of all the problems included, which can be given to students who are absent or who need this type of accommodation. This activity is great for math centers, stations, and rotations or whole group instruction.
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