With this activity, students will simplify expressions using exponent operations (multiplying, dividing, power to a power) in order to complete a mystery-shaped puzzle! As students simplify each expression, they will match their expressions with the correct simplified form in order to complete the puzzle. This activity is great for group work, extra practice before or after an extended break, and especially useful for kinesthetic learners.
Tips for use:
*Laminate and cut out the puzzle pieces for repeated use. Store them in individual baggies and all baggies in one large manila envelope for easy use in the future.
*Allow students to work in groups of 2 - 3 for a fun group activity.
*Best used for skills reinforcement, not introduction of the concept.
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