Practicing Exponents

My oldest is in 3rd grade and I’m starting to get worried about how long I will be able to home school her.  This week we learned about exponents.  She can rap all the lyrics to any Toby Mac song but is having a hard time remembering that 3 squared means 3 times 3 not 3 times 2.  :)  Anyway, I found this great activity for her to practice this week.

To make these, take a strip of paper and choose a base and power to work with.  Fold the strip of paper like an accordion so that it is divided into equal sections.  On the first fold, write the base and the power.   On the inside folds, write the power in expanded  form /product of factors.  On the last flap, write the answer.

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