After a day of staring at numbers, the base letter we used in classes got overlooked by a majority of students. So, we decided to have a little fun teaching the kids exponent rules.
Fun with emojis.
This is just a cheat sheet that you can pass out in class that explains the rules of exponents with emojis, but gives an example in standard numerical form.
We gave it out with the homework explaining that they would not need the last two lines until they were juniors in high school at the earliest but the rest would come in handy. Now, we hear people saying, "Use the cupcake rule!"