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9 Fun Exponent Rules Activities

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.

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Activities for Practicing Exponent Rules

Exponent Rules Match-Up Activity

exponent rules match up activity

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!

Exponent Rules Review Game with ACT Questions and Distractors

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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.

Exponent Rules Card Sort Activity and Karuta Game

exponent rules card sort activity

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!

Mmm Exponent Task and Card Sort Activity

three letter M's that look like they have been cut out of a newspaper

This lovely exponent task makes the perfect card sort to test if students actually understand the difference and meaning of exponents and coefficients.

Exponent Rules Review Game – The Game of Grudge

child's block with letter X with text "game of grudge exponent rules" 

Looking for a fun way to get students moving and reviewing exponent rules? Check out the Game of Grudge review game.