Studying exponents or do your kids just need a little review of calculating exponents? They are sure to enjoy this superhero themed game called "Power Up".
How does the game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. They will solve the exponent they land on using notebook paper. Their partner will check the answer on the key. If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 3 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
This game is a great intro to using exponents in algebraic expressions - PEMDAS. I like to introduce exponents before moving into the use of parenthesis and the process of solving using all of the steps in PEMDAS.
NOTE: This is a black/white game with black line graphics. There is NOT a color copy included. When I created this for my own class, I decided to make something that took few copies, something that would save my ink, something that had easy directions, and was very little prep work. :-)
This exponent game will work perfectly as a math center during math rotations.
Please look closely at the thumbnails and preview to make sure the exponents I chose will work for you. They are fairly basic but a great review.
For this game, you will need a dice, game markers, the game board, and the answer key, and notebook paper to solve the problems.
Your students are sure to have fun as they play.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.