These 18 exponent rules problems are all in one variable (x) so that students cannot match the questions and answers based only on what variables are used in the problems. I've included products, quotients, power to a power, zero exponents and negative exponents. A few of the questions have similar answers, so this ups the rigor of the puzzle!
Students can work independently or with a partner to put together this Tarsia puzzle. The best part about this activity is there is no prep for you as a teacher! The printable version is not the solution, so the students can cut the pieces out themselves and put it together.
I usually print on colored card stock, but you could also laminate if you’d like to reuse from class to class. Or, (I’ve never done this but I think it would be fun) you could try to print it really big and make a huge puzzle to put together to display in the hallway!