I am trying to create an infinite practice for exponents and have the students pay particular attention to the difference between -2^2 vs (-2)^2.
I created code to random generate the problems but when the answers are calculated it seems to calculate the ones with a negative base incorrectly.
For example if b=-2 and 3=2 then it will calculate b^2 = -4 instead of 4.
I tried to add absolute values into the coding but it didn’t seem to “read” them.
Any ideas? (I “called” the variables on the notes page so that I could see them as I was trying to troubleshoot)