Monday, January 7, 2013

Monomial Frayer Model

Today we started our unit on exponent rules and we completed this Frayer Model togther for our journals as an introduction to monomials.

This is one unit that students generally seem to do pretty well on as long as the problems are all of the same type but once you mix it up, they get confused with all the rules.  As I introduce each new property, I hope to mix the problems up each day so that they get a little of previous lessons while still getting plenty of practice on the new rule.

As I was planning the week I realized I really need a foldable that summarizes all of the exponent rules.  Just wondering if someone out there has one that they have already made so that I don't have to come up with one on my own.  If so, and you don't mind sharing, I'd be forever grateful!!!


druin said...

I have one... not sure how great it is, but if you want it, it's yours :)

If you're on twitter, I'm @druinok, might be easier than putting my email out for everyone to see :)

Kathryn said...

Great minds think alike! I was thinking about making a foldable for laws of exponents this weekend and just got around to it tonight. It also includes a couple of related topics (fractional exponents, how the placement of parentheses changes the value of -2^4 vs. (-2)^4, and some exponent vocabulary). It's posted on my blog at:

Kim Hughey said...

Thanks, Kathryn! I downloaded the foldable. @druin, unfortunately I am not on twitter, is there anyway you can email me the foldable to
hughey5864 at


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