This lesson is meant to be used as guided notes for a whole class.
Students begin by learning what IS and IS NOT a monomial. They then multiply some monomials in order to discover the rule: We can add their exponents. After solving a few problems, they do the same thing with dividing monomials to discover that rule: Subtracting the exponents. Finally, students are shown a proof/explanation as to why a number raised to the power of 0 equals 1.
*This lesson is definitely just an intro to multiplying and dividing monomials. The problems do not get very complicated. For example, they will not be dividing 17xyw^17 by (3xy^4)^9. This would probably be considered Pre-Algebra as opposed to Algebra 1 or 2.
The last 2 pages are a copy of the key.