This is a worksheet designed for algebra students developing skills in the rules of exponents. The task works to develop a comprehensive understanding of the rules by asking students to critique samples of student work that address common errors. Students are also asked to think critically about how order of operations might affect the result when simplifying exponential expressions. This worksheet would be best used when students have a strong knowledge of exponents, so that they are able to recognize errors, rather than believe them to be true.
Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_SSE_Exponents_Worksheet_Critique
PDF version: 912Algebra_SSE_Exponents_Worksheet_Critique
Algebra students are asked to use their knowledge of exponent rules to critique two student answers. Students must identify a solution they agree with and construct an argument using sentence starters that contain argumentation language. The exponential expression involves the quotient rule, product rule, and negative exponents rule. The task then asks students to justify their selection and critique by using mathematical language and argumentation and supplies a checklist to remind students to provide a claim, evidence, and warrants.
Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_SSE_Exponents_Worksheet_ConstructCritique
PDF version: 912Algebra_SSE_Exponents_Worksheet_ConstructCritique