This is a great way for you to pull out students misconceptions about the laws of exponents!
In this activity, groups of 2-4 students will receive 25 puzzle pieces that will have an exponential expression on it. The puzzle matches a non-simplified exponential expression to the most simplified version. Students will work together to fit the pieces together and make the final image of a triangle (as shown in the preview). Many of the pieces look similar but have small differences, which helps the teacher to identify exact problems students are having!
This is great for a review activity or to spiral back to an old concept!