Looking for the perfect activity to teach exponent rules or laws of exponents? Here are 9 exponent rules activities that I have used with my own math students over the years.
Activities for Practicing Exponent Rules
I ran across this exponent rule match-up activity from Maria Andersen. I thought it would make the perfect review activity for exponent rules for my Algebra 2 students. It turned out to be a fabulously engaging review activity!
I created this exponent rule review game to expose my students to actual ACT questions involving exponents from past released exams. This activity gives students a chance to play the role of exam writer by crafting tricky distractors for each question.
I have gone back to this exponent rule card sort activity and karuta game so many times over the years. I have used it with students ranging from Algebra 1 to Algebra 2 to Pre-Calculus. Students are always engaged when I pull this out of my filing cabinet!
This lovely exponent task makes the perfect card sort to test if students actually understand the difference and meaning of exponents and coefficients.
Looking for a fun way to get students moving and reviewing exponent rules? Check out the Game of Grudge review game.
Notes and Foldables for Teaching Exponents
I find that students really struggle with negatives and exponents, so I made this graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks.
Here are the exponent rules notes I used with my Algebra 2 students. We glued the list of exponent rules in our interactive notebooks.
I want to share the foldable book of exponent rules we created in Algebra 1 to glue in our interactive notebooks. We made a “poof book” from a single sheet of copy paper.
This exponent foldable was inspired by To The Square Inch. I had my Algebra 1 students create an exponent problem of their choice. They had to illustrate it on their exponent foldable. We labeled the exponent, the base, and the power as our vocabulary words.
More Activities for Teaching Exponent Rules
- 9 Fun Exponent Rules Activities
- Exponent Rules Match-Up Activity
- Exponent Rules Review Game with ACT Questions and Distractors
- Mmm Exponent Task and Card Sort Activity
- Negatives and Exponents Graphic Organizer
- Exponent Rules Notes
- Exponent Rules Card Sort Activity and Karuta Game
- Exponent Rules Review Game – The Game of Grudge
- Foldable Book of Exponent Rules
- Exponent Foldable