Common Core Standards: 8.EE.1
This activity is a fun card sort that will help students practice applying the exponent rules. Students will use the rules for multiplying and dividing powers, raising a power to a power, zero exponents, negative exponents, and evaluating exponents with order of operations. Half the cards have a problem or expression and half have an equivalent expression in the simplest form.
The activity has options for differentiation and self-checking built in. This is a great activity for math centers since students can check themselves and work with a partner.
The problems are sorted by rule, and then from easiest to most difficult from top to bottom. You can choose to give struggling students only half a set, or one rule at a time. The problem and answer cards are in the same order to make it easier to modify.
*Instructions and Standards Correlation Sheet
*Large Label for File Folder/Centers Organization
*32 Exponent Problem Cards
*32 Answer Cards
*Student Answer Cards
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