Many students have difficulty working with negative integer exponents. These four sets of practice problems and the accompanying hint sheets will provide that important structure and support as students explore the concept. These worksheets may be used traditionally, or as four separate centers/stations of progressing difficulty.
- Four practice worksheets, ten questions each, building in difficulty (slides 3-6)
Note: Each slide contains two copies of the worksheet to save paper and to allow for each (A, B, C, D) to be copied on different colors of paper. This would be especially helpful if you choose to use these as math centers/stations.
- Answer keys (slides 7-8)
- Small hint sheets (slides 9-10)
These notes and examples may be distributed to all students or only to those who need assistance. The hint sheets on slide 9 go along with worksheet A, while the ones on slide 10 are to be used with worksheets B, C, and D. If using math centers/stations, these are easy for students to carry along with them.