Understanding the Patterns of Numbers in Exponential Form
Activity: Why the Laws?
Students are always remembering the Exponent Laws incorrectly. It may be because they never saw the patterns in the first place, and have no basis of understanding for why the laws are true.
Implementing this activity.
You can use this as a remedial tool, or as a class activity to introduce or review the exponent laws.
I would have students work in pairs for this one, and definitely give them time to struggle a little bit with completing it. The more they have time to look over and absorb the patterns, the more they "trust" in the math, and the more likely they will remember it.
Definitely spend time after to share what students have noticed. Enjoy! :)
Implementing this activity.
You can use this as a remedial tool, or as a class activity to introduce or review the exponent laws.
I would have students work in pairs for this one, and definitely give them time to struggle a little bit with completing it. The more they have time to look over and absorb the patterns, the more they "trust" in the math, and the more likely they will remember it.
Definitely spend time after to share what students have noticed. Enjoy! :)

