Crazy ALMA (an invention of one of my colleagues) who has PMDS (a severe form of PMS) helps students remember the rules for what happens to exponents during different monomial operations. A (Adding monomials) and L (Leave the exponents) are paired together. When you add monomials, you leave the exponents as they are! M (multiplying monomials) and A (add the exponents) are paired together to remind students that when Multiplying monomials you Add the exponents. P (power to power) and M (multiple exponents) are paired together so students remember that when a monomial is raised to a power, the exponents are multiplied together. Finally, D (dividing monomials) and S (subtract exponents) are paired together and remind students that exponents must be subtracted when dividing monomials. After introducing these rules, practice problems follow! Great for Algebra 1 or Algebra 2.