To mix up my teaching a little, every once in a while I'll give my students a self-guided learning sheet where the students can read through and teach themselves the material. This self-guided learning sheet is on exponents and roots. Usually I have them work with a partner or group of four on this. Throughout the worksheet, there are example problems and practice problems for the students to try. After a certain time period, I will give the students a mini-quiz or some sort of assessment to check and see if they learned what they were supposed to.