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Exponents - Product Rule Discovery Activity

Exponents - Product Rule Discovery Activity
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Product Rule of Exponents: Discovery Activity & Practice

This is a double-sided document intended to have the students discover the product rule 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 and then rewrites their answer using a base and an exponent. Hopefully by the end they realize that the answer could just be obtained by adding the exponents. I give them time to work each problem and then think and analyze their results to see if they can come up with the rule or see a pattern. There is a space at the bottom to write in the rule. Negative exponents are not explored here. The back provides 6 more examples for guided in-class practice to apply the new rule. Key included.

This resource is also available as a part of my Exponents Unit Bundle

My other Algebra 1 Exponents Resources include:

Intro to Exponents PowerPoint
Product Rule Discovery Activity
Quotient Rule Discovery Activity
Power Rule Discovery Activity
Negative Exponents Notes & Practice

Intro to Exponents Practice
Product Rule Practice
Product & Quotient Rule Practice
Product & Power Rule Practice
Negative Exponents Practice
Laws of Exponents Practice
Exponents Review

Exponents Card Activity
Product & Quotient Rule Activity
Exponents Flip Book
Exponents Review Game (Amazing Race)
Exponents Quiz #1
Exponents Quiz #2
Exponents Exit Tickets (or Warm-ups)
Exponents Test

All of my products are color-coded and sorted by topic. To find more products on Exponents, please return to my store and look for the sea green background or choose the Exponents
category on the left-hand side.

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