In this self-checking, self-paced activity, students get out of their seats, talk math and practice simplifying expressions involving exponents. Students will need to apply all exponent rules (Product Rule, Quotient Rule, Power Rule, Product to a Power, Quotient to a Power, Negative Exponents and Zero Exponents) in order to simplify the problems and make a complete loop in the scavenger hunt. It is up to the students to decide which exponent rules to use to simplify the expression. Students will start at any problem and work their way through twelve problems. They will simplify the expression and then look around the room at the top of the papers to find their answer. Students will use their answer from the previous question to find the next problem. Students should write down the doodle picture of each problem that they are on so that the teacher can easily tell whether the students are completing the problems correctly through the given answer key loop.
There is a student work space sheet included in this product for students to use during the scavenger hunt to keep their work organized.
BONUS: Homework worksheet or additional practice worksheet on exponent rules with an answer key is included!
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