This puzzle, along with most of the other puzzles that I write, is an attempt to integrate, review, and blend. I want to integrate more than one subject in a learning activity. All of life’s experiences are integrated activities. I want to review previous material a student (puzzle doer) has been exposed to. We get better at tasks in life by repetition. I want to blend a learning experience with as many other learning situations as I can. Few life experiences are isolated happenings.
This puzzle, for the most part, involves simplifying negative exponents. The final answer is a clever quote by a former resident of Savannah. This puzzle is from the book Fun with Savannah (for the well-rounded puzzler who wants to know more.)
There IS a Prelude that accompanies the puzzle which reviews/explains the process of getting rid of negative exponents for the student (puzzle doer) who needs some take home assistance or review.
Overcoming Negativity, An Exercise in Negative Exponents
by Jay Waggoner, Value Added Publishing
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License