Power Play: A Math Card Game
Exponents can be tricky at first, and this game provides plenty of practice! Draw from a deck of cards to find your numbers. Create a problem using exponents, then use a calculator or scratch paper to work out the answers. Help one another out if someone gets stuck. Try to create problems that result in the largest products. If you do well, you'll win! You'll be working on multiplication and improving your understanding of exponents at the same time!
Term to Know:
exponent: shows how many times the number is to be used in multiplication; it is written as a small number at the upper right of a base number (e.g. 34 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3, which computes to 81.)
What You Need:
- One deck of cards (Print a deck.)
- Calculator or scratch paper and pencil
- Paper and pencil (for recording scores)