Students work with exponents, roots, and scientific notation in this fun activity.
Calculators are not needed if your students are familiar with the rules of simplifying.
Students will solve 20 problems involving simplifying exponential expressions, roots, and scientific notation. They match their answers to the answer choices provided and draw the corresponding shape/image. If they have solved correctly, a winter scene will develop.
This is a great activity for partners.
You will receive a PDF of the activity, which comes with 2 versions. In the "Around the Room" version, each student gets a handout to record answers and draw. 20 problems are posted around the room. Answer choices are also posted on the wall.
In the "At Your Desk" Version, each student gets a handout with the problems and a handout with the answer choices. All of these are provided, ready to print, along with an answer key.
My students found this activity challenging but fun!
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Common Core Standards:
Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 32 × 3-5 = 3-3 = 1/33 = 1/27.
Use square root and cube root symbols to represent solutions to equations of the form x2 = p and x3 = p, where p is a positive rational number. Evaluate square roots of small perfect squares and cube roots of small perfect cubes. Know that √2 is irrational.
Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other. For example, estimate the population of the United States as 3 times 108 and the population of the world as 7 times 109, and determine that the world population is more than 20 times larger.
Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used. Use scientific notation and choose units of appropriate size for measurements of very large or very small quantities (e.g., use millimeters per year for seafloor spreading). Interpret scientific notation that has been generated by technology
Use the properties of exponents to transform expressions for exponential functions.