Exponential Error: This lesson starter presents a number of statements about indices and pupils are asked if they can spot the mistake.
The Power of Christmas: Find a power of 2 and a power of 3 that are consecutive numbers.
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Where do many fish live? Indices (in the seas!) This topic involves the use of the index, power or exponent. The concept is easily misunderstood and a surprisingly large number of pupils will evaluate 62 as 12 and not 36.
Dr Tim's Indices Challenge: Dr Tim Honeywill has come up with these challenges to test your understanding of indices and algebra.
Estimate Powers and Roots: Estimate the powers and roots of the given positive numbers.
Indices: A self marking exercise on indices (powers or exponents) including evaluating expressions and solving equations.
Indices Pairs: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test knowledge of indices.
Indices True False: Arrange the given statements involving indices to show whether they are true or false.
Logarithms: Self-marking exercises on evaluating logarithms and using them to solve equations.
Power Shift: Arrange the given numbers as bases and indices in the three-term sum to make the target total.
Standard Form: Test your understanding of standard form (scientific notation) with this self-marking quiz.
Standard Order: Arrange the numbers given in standard form with the smallest at the top and the largest at the bottom.
Finally there is Topic Test, a set of 10 randomly chosen, multiple choice questions suggested by people from around the world.
Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Exponential.
Indices In Depth: An in depth look at the topic of indices from beginning to end.
Indices Song: A free trial lesson from Math Upgrade dot com.
Log Tables - Numberphile: Logarithms and log tables - what Transum used before calculators!
Logarithms Introduction: A basic introduction to the concept of logarithms from the Khan Academy
Working with Indices: Demonstrations of how to work with the laws of indices (powers).
Indices Eye Test: Two novelty printable (A3 size preferably) optician-style eye test charts containing indices which can be evaluated mentally as a fun, classroom visual aid.
Indices True False Cards: A set of printable cards to use with the laws of indices true or false activity.
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