Do your middle schoolers love card battle games such as Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh? I know mine do. It got me thinking...why not make a battle card game with exponents? So I did!
Each player uses their 36 card deck to battle their opponent. The deck contains 12 adorable monsters, along with strength and energy cards, as well as poison and shield cards.
Monster Cards - The attack strength is the degree of its variable expression.
Strength Cards - Increase a monster's attack strength by adding to the degree (through multiplying bases).
Energy Cards - Good for only one turn, increase the power of the attack strength by multiplying the degree (by raising a power to a power).
Poison Cards - Good for only one turn, decrease the power of the attack strength of the opponent's monster by subtracting from its degree strength.
Shield Cards - Good for only one turn, shield your monster from incoming attack by raising the degree to a power of zero, thereby reducing the damage to one.
Download includes all game cards, rules, and game mat. Run off on card stock and laminate for years of use.
Watch a short home video of my own children playing a few rounds of the game here: You Tube: Monster Exponent Game Video
Key words: exponent practice, cooperative learning, partner practice, peer tutoring, laws of exponents.