Exponents: Cut and Paste Puzzle
Unlike other puzzles you may have seen, this puzzle already starts jumbled up!
Students will practice simplifying expressions with exponents for this cut and paste activity. After cutting the puzzle, students match the puzzle pieces by aligning equivalent expressions. There are 16 puzzle pieces, with a total of 24 equivalent expressions.
I have students use scratch paper to show work.
If the students need help getting started, I show them what pieces should look like the borders, corners, etc.
While this was designed for a 6th grade standard, you could also use this activity as a review for 7th and 8th grade students. I did not write "6th grade" on the activity.