Do your students get excited when you tell them it's time to multiply by powers of 10? Of course they don't.
But they will if you use this fun, Safe Cracker worksheet!
Students can become world famous safe crackers! Your students will use the clues and their math skills to help crack the safes, in order to claim the prizes found inside.
Students are given three "clues", which are multiplication problems with powers of 10, including using basic facts, understanding how to move the decimal point or add zeros, and using an exponent with powers of 10. The answers become the numbers in the safe combinations. When the three clues are solved, the safe is cracked! There are a total of 15 problems, but they are grouped into 5 "combinations", so your students will look at this as a 5-question assignment.
The rewards include: a black diamond, a first edition comic, priceless artwork, rare artifacts, mysterious classified documents!