Here are my instructions on how to put it together and the problems I used...

**Materials Needed:**
2 - 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper (2 different colors)

Scissors

Favorite writing utensil

Start with one of your colored sheets. Fold it in half and cut it. Then fold one of the halves in half and cut it again. You will need 2 of the strips you just made.

So now here are the supplies each student will need!

Take the large sheet of paper and turn it so it's landscape, fold it in half, and then fold it in half again. It should be folded like an accordion. Lay it on the desk so that it looks like a W when you look at it from the front. (This is super important!)

Grab the middle part of the W and cut it into 4 equal sections just until the fold. (If you don't cut to the fold the smaller strips will be hard to weave in and out.)

Now lay it back down on the table, again so it's a W, and weave the two smaller pieces in. The center should look like a checker board. Now you are done!

Here is how I used it for the Laws of Exponents.