It's an Exponents Math Mystery! Students are given 8 mystery problems. First, they must PROSECUTE the wrong answer by explaining why it is wrong. Next, they have to find the correct answer and DEFEND it by showing all of their work.
Each problem explores a common mistake that students may make when using the laws of exponents. This activity is great to use when reviewing for an upcoming test. Hopefully, by addressing the mistakes to begin with, students will be less likely to make them in the future. It's Math on the Spot!