In this post we write about making of the laws of exponents working maths model – tlm using cardboard and color paper

Creating a working model to illustrate the power rule of exponents using cardboard and color paper can be an engaging and helpful way to understand this mathematical concept.

The power rule states that when raising a power to another power, you multiply the exponents. Let’s build a simple 3D model to demonstrate the power rule.

Materials needed:

Cardboard (for the base and structures)

Color paper (for representing different elements)

Scissors

Glue or double-sided tape

Marker pens or sketch pens

Step-by-step instructions:

Base:

Cut a rectangular or square piece of cardboard to serve as the base for the model.

Base Exponent:

Use color paper to represent the base of the exponent.

Cut out a large square or rectangle from color paper and label it with the base value (e.g., “a”).

Exponent:

Use a different color paper to represent the exponent.

Cut out a smaller square or rectangle from color paper and label it with the exponent value (e.g., “n”).

Power Rule Model:

Place the base (a) on the base of the model.

Attach the exponent (n) just above the base, indicating that it’s being raised to the power of “n.”

Product:

Use another color paper to represent the product of the power rule.

Cut out a square or rectangle and label it with “a^n” to represent the result of the power rule.

Arrow and Equal Sign:

Create arrows using color paper to connect the base and the exponent to the product.

Draw an equal sign using a marker pen or sketch pen to indicate that “a^n” is equal to the product.

Labeling and Details:

Use marker pens or sketch pens to label each element of the model, such as “a,” “n,” and “a^n.”

Decorating the Model:

Use markers or color paper to decorate the model and add more details to make it visually appealing.

Now, you have a simple 3D working model that demonstrates the power rule of exponents using cardboard and color paper. This model can be a helpful visual aid to understand the concept of raising a power to another power and how the exponents are multiplied in the process. It’s an interactive and creative way to explore the power rule and gain a deeper understanding of exponents in mathematics.