4 page resource in which students will discover the laws of exponents by exploring patterns, and writing exponents in expanded form.
Once students have discovered each law, they will practice simplifying expressions involving that law.
- Zero Power Rule
- Negative Exponents
- Product Rule
- Quotient Rule
- Power of a Power Rule
The last page takes students to a higher level of rigor by asking them to apply their knowledge, justify their answers, and create expressions with a given solution.
This activity is meant to be done with an instructor guiding students through the exploratory notes. Once students have discovered the reasoning behind the laws of exponents, they will have a much easier time remembering them.