Exponents for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 194 pages plus 97 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 month


This unit on Exponents has almost 200 pages and 97 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism who are in middle and high school. This unit starts with a review of repeated addition and then moves into repeated multiplication as a way to express exponents. There are many, many worksheet for students to practice with and without pictures how to read and interpret exponents, sequences and graphs. There are MANY opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on these very abstract and challenging concepts. This repetition helps students develop learning patterns. In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.

*****This unit includes digital versions of the printable activities. There are 97 slides which include a differentiated set of 48 slides. See the video preview for a walk-through of the differentiated set of slides.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Exponents Unit Includes:

  • 13 days worth of detailed lesson plans
  • 3 short books (includes a movie version of each book)
    • Exponents
    • Sequences
    • Graphing Equations
  • Vocabulary board
  • 14 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Worksheets
    • Repeated addition and multiplication with models (includes digital version)
    • Matching equivalent expressions using exponents (includes digital version)
    • Arithmetic and Geometric sequences and identifying common differences and common ratios (includes digital version)
    • Identifying linear and exponential graphs (includes digital version)
  • Close worksheets to review concepts (not calculations) (includes digital version)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)

Most activities (not book) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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