This is a double-sided worksheet aimed at getting the student to discover the power rule of exponents instead of being told what it is. The only prerequisite knowledge that a student needs to know is what x to a power means. Then the teacher can do one example and let the students explore each question.
The worksheet contains 6 examples where the student expands the power over two steps and then rewrites their answer using a base and exponent. Hopefully by the end they realize that the answer could just be obtained by multiplying the exponents. I give them time to work each problem and then think and analyze their results. There is a space at the bottom to write in the rule. Negative exponent rules are not explored here.
The back provides 7 more examples to be used as in-class guided practice. Some exposure to division of monomials is required. There is one example that contains the zero power property. Key included.
This resource is also available as a part of my Exponents Unit Bundle.
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