- Follow the directions on the first slip of paper.
- Complete all directions on your large whiteboard.
- When you think you have it figured have me come and take a picture.
- Practice that rule with some basic worksheets.
- Move to the next rule.
(aside) This in my mind is also a less rigorous version of David Cox's fantastic lesson.
What students LOVED is that they could work through it "at their own pace" (KA buzzwords I KNOW, but still!). Students struggled through it, but it was set up in a way that was just out of their intuitive reach! The students who arrived at a^0=1 were very easily convinced of that fact, and because of that, I knew I had a winner.