This is a fun way to give your students some practice using the exponent properties! The object of the game is to be the player with the most pieces shaded at the end of the game. Players make a path from their starting corner by correctly answering exponent property problems.
Road Block is meant to be a four person game, but could be played with 2 or 3 players if necessary. It will just take longer to finish with less players.
To begin, players determine who will go first. The first move for each player must be the corner piece from their respective corner.
On subsequent turns, players may choose any piece they want, but it MUST ATTACH TO ONLY A CORNER OF ONE OF THEIR PREVIOUSLY SHADED PIECES.
Play continues until either all the pieces are shaded or no player can make another move. If one player cannot move on their turn, then they forfeit their turn.
I called it Road Block, because, with some strategy, players can “block” the path of their opponents and make it harder (or impossible) for them to gain pieces on future turns.
The player with the most pieces at the end of the game is the winner!
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