Expo-Pairs Puzzle

Expo-Pairs Puzzle Worksheet

Worksheet Description

On this worksheet, students are presented with two lists – one with numbers in exponential form and the other with numbers in expanded form. The task at hand is to match each exponential expression with its equivalent expanded expression. This involves identifying the base and exponent in the exponential form and recognizing the same base repeated as a factor the appropriate number of times in the expanded form.

The “Expo-Pairs Puzzle” aims to reinforce the relationship between exponential and expanded forms of expression. It teaches students to quickly identify the base number and the exponent as the number of times the base is used as a multiplier. This exercise helps in understanding the concept of exponentiation as repeated multiplication. Furthermore, it enhances the student’s ability to switch between different forms of numerical expressions, a fundamental skill in algebra.