Instead of just giving students more Laws of Exponents problems to simplify, have them create their own!! This is Bloom's Taxonomy 101. If they can create an UNsimplified exponential expression, surely can can simplify them, right? That's the problem solving, creative thinking part of math.
This product contains at least five ways to implement student-created exponential expressions into a lesson or unit including a partner activity, a group activity, a project, and several more. The main guts of this document are 52 prompts that are included, each one with enough information for the student to create their own expression. The prompts range from easy (Create an exponential expression with any one law) to quite difficult (Create an exponential expression with any three laws, but the exponents must add up to 26 with two negative exponents.) If they love math, these are the fun challenges they both crave and need.
This product is also included in my Laws of Exponents Personalized Learning Unit that is so awesome owls seek wisdom within its pages.