Your students are going to love simplifying and evaluating these exponential expressions. The puzzle pieces make it both fun and challenging. Please download the preview which includes the full activity and directions on how to complete it. Trust me, this will keep your kids focused and they will also get quite a chuckle out of the riddle answer. The activity includes expressions that have positive, negative and zero exponents. Students will need to be familiar with the rules of exponents as well. Enjoy!
This is one of the 11 activities in my Negative and Zero Exponents bundle which can be purchased for $4.00 at:
Common Core standards include both 8.EE.A.1 and HSN.RN.A.2, but the activity could be applicable to other grade levels as well.
Know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions. For example, 32 × 3-5 = 3-3 = 1/33 = 1/27.
Rewrite expressions involving radicals and rational exponents using the properties of exponents.
Created by Rockin' Middle School Math