Indices and Powers

Skill Type Description Source
Powers and roots Worksheet This leaflet reminds students about the meaning of powers, square and cube roots MathsCentre
1.2 Indices Workbook Perform calculations using indices + state and use the laws of indices + use scientific notation HELM
Powers and roots Worksheet Powers are used when we want to multiply a number by itself repeatedly MathsCentre
The laws of indices Worksheet This leaflet reminds students of the laws used for manipulating indices MathsCentre
The laws of indices Worksheet When a number is to be multiplied by itself, a power or index can be used to write this compactly. In this leaflet, we remind you of how this is done, and state a number of rules, or laws, which can be used to simplify expressions involving indices MathsCentre
Indices or powers Worksheet A power, or index, is used when we want to multiply a number by itself several times. This leaflet explains the use of indices and states rules which must be used when you want to rewrite expressions involving powers in alternative forms MathsCentre
Indices or powers Booklet This is a complete workbook on Indices covering definitions, rules and lots of examples and exercises. It can be used as a free-standing resource, or can be read in conjunction with mathtutor - the companion on-disk resource MathsCentre
Indicial equations Worksheet An indicial equation is one in which the power is unknown. Such equations often occur in the calculation of compound interest MathsCentre
Negative and fractional powers Worksheet A power, or an index, is used when we want to multiply a number by itself several times. It enables us to write a product of numbers very compactly. The plural of index is indices. In this leaflet we remind you of how this is done, and state a number of rules, or laws, which can be used to simplify expressions involving indices. Mathscentre
Negative and fractional powers Worksheet This leaflet reminds students how to interpret negative or fractional powers MathsCentre
Negative and fractional powers Worksheet Sometimes it is useful to use negative and fractional powers. These are explained in this leaflet MathsCentre
Indices Worksheet On completion of this worksheet you should be able to evaluate terms with indices and simplify algebraic expressions using indices Coventry
Powers or Indices Video - 32 mins A knowledge of powers, or indices as they are often called, is essential for an understanding of most algebraic processes. In this section you will learn about powers and rules for manipulating them through a number of worked examples MathTutor
Rules of indices MiniClip Rules of indices Leeds University
Simplifying indices MiniClip Simplifying expressions involving indices Leeds University
What are indices or powers? MiniClip What are indices or powers? Leeds University
What is 10^-4? MiniClip What is 10^-4? Leeds University
What is 16^1/2 or a^1/2 ? MiniClip What is 16^1/2 or a^1/2 ? Leeds University
What is 2^-4 or a^-n? MiniClip What is 2^-4 or a^-n? Leeds University
What is 3^-1 or a^-1? MiniClip What is 3^-1 or a^-1? Leeds University
What is 4^0 or a^0? MiniClip What is 4^0 or a^0? Leeds University


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23 February 09