With this activity, students will practice simplifying expressions by applying the laws of exponents (including negative exponents and powers raised to powers). As students simplify the expressions, they will fill in an abstract space with a pattern to reveal a beautiful, fun Zen design! Students can color their final products or leave them in black and white. Either way, your classroom will be decorated with beautiful artwork as the students practice their Algebra skills!
This no-prep activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this relaxing activity!
If you like this, you may also like my other Zen Math activities:
Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
Systems of Equations
Simplifying Radical Expressions
Translating Verbal Expressions
This activity can also be found in my Zen Math Algebra I Bundle
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