As much as I wanted to do lots of posts last year it was just too hectic. But now I have the time to clear out the over 60 posts I started that are sitting in my draft box. So I will be coming back from time to time to share them. I know the first unit we covered in 8th grade was exponents so here are a couple of interactive notebook pages I made last year. These were used in my 8th grade Pre-Algebra classes. Enjoy!
My students enjoy coloring so I used numbers that could be filled in. They loved it!
(The arrow by the word base should be pointing to the 5, not away from it,)
Having the way you say these problems in written form was very
helpful for my second language learners.
You could also cut the back page and make this a tri-fold foldable. My students needed help with the correct way to say each of these so I left the section with the verbal expressions showing. I know this seems elementary but my students always mixed up the last two types of problems. (Update... the bottom problem has been corrected on the download to (-2)^5.)
I like how this foldable turned out.
Then the kids reviewed their exponent rules using a Kagan Structure called Rally Coach. I must admit Rally Coach is my favorite Kagan Structure and I used it all the time with my students. It really gets kids talking about math which helps their understanding so much. See my previous post about Rally Coach HERE.
Download files here:Exponents - graphic organizer
Exponent foldable - Verbal and Written forms
Rally Coach Exponent Review Cards
Previous posts on exponents:
Exponents INB pages
A few more exponent pages - INB
Squares, Cubes and Fractional Exponents
Have an amazing school year everyone!