# Power Surge

## Worksheet Description

This worksheet is an interactive tool for students to practice multiplying exponents. It presents problems where students need to combine bases of the same value being multiplied together, each raised to different powers, into a single exponent expression. The exercise requires recognition of the base multiplication rule for exponents, which states that when multiplying like bases, you add the exponents. Students are offered multiple-choice answers, encouraging them to compute mentally and choose the correct simplified expression.

The worksheet teaches the concept of exponent addition in the context of multiplying like bases. It is designed to help students understand that when bases are the same, their exponents should be added together to simplify the expression. This exercise reinforces mental math skills, as students need to quickly calculate the sum of the exponents without necessarily computing the base’s power. Through this practice, students become more fluent in the laws of exponents, a crucial step in mastering algebra and preparing for higher-level math concepts.