# Power Pairing

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is centered around the multiplication of exponential expressions. Students are given a variety of expressions with similar bases multiplied together, where they must apply the laws of exponents to combine them into single expressions with positive exponents. The worksheet challenges learners to recognize when to add exponents with like bases and how to handle negative exponents in the process. It presents the operations in a straightforward format, providing students with a clear path to mastering the multiplication of exponents.

The worksheet is designed to reinforce students’ understanding of the rule that when multiplying like bases, one adds the exponents. It also helps students learn to manage negative exponents by adding them correctly to positive ones, or by converting negative exponents into positive ones through the reciprocal property. By working through these problems, students gain a stronger grasp on manipulating algebraic expressions involving exponents, which is essential for higher-level math classes and for understanding scientific notations in practical applications. This practice enables students to become more confident and accurate in their mathematical reasoning and problem-solving.