Laws of Indices Tarsia Jigsaw Puzzle 1

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  1. A collection of four Tarsia jigsaw puzzles covering the laws of indices, negative indices and fractional indices. Ensure your students know what to do when faced with a negative power or fraction power. Great as a starter activities or as group tasks to check understanding.All puzzles are in PDF for
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Use the laws of indices to simplify the 30 expressions and match together the triangular pieces into one large hexagon. The puzzle involves the use of the index laws for multiplication, division and powers of powers using positive, integers indices only.

This activity makes a great lesson starter/settling activity and is also very useful as a group activity to get students discussing their understanding with their peers.

The jigsaw puzzle is in PDF format with answer sheet included.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 3² × (3⁻⁵) = (3⁻³) = 1/3³ = 1/27.


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