Integer Indices
Use integer powers and associated real roots (square, cube & higher), recognise powers of 2, 3, 4, 5 (KS3)
Calculate with integer indices (KS4) 
Teaching for Understanding
Resources and ideas to promote understanding
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Fluency
Collections of standard practice problems in various formats
Worksheets
Index Notation (CIMT)
Useful exercises for practising use of index notation for positive integer bases.
Useful exercises for practising use of index notation for positive integer bases.
WHiteboard Display
Integer Indices Codebreaker (The Storeroom)
Short puzzle activity to practise using simple laws of indices for integer bases.
Master the Basics (The Storeroom)
Standard questions for basic practice; can be used as a recap starter, main activity or assessment.
Short puzzle activity to practise using simple laws of indices for integer bases.
Master the Basics (The Storeroom)
Standard questions for basic practice; can be used as a recap starter, main activity or assessment.
Games
Indices FourinaRow (Teach It Maths)
Paper version of fourinarow matching game; pupils pair up correct expressions containing indices.
Paper version of fourinarow matching game; pupils pair up correct expressions containing indices.
Enrichment, Extension and Problemsolving
Resources to extend thinking, enrich lessons or enhance problemsolving skills
Quick Puzzles and Problems
Tree (Don Steward)
Nice problem involving visualisation of powers, might also be a good link into exponential growth.
Nice problem involving visualisation of powers, might also be a good link into exponential growth.
Longer Problems and investigations
Sum of Consecutive Cubes (The Storeroom)
Compare the sum of consecutive numbers to the sum of consecutive cubes. Can you find a generalisation?
Consecutive Power Sums (The Storeroom)
Look for patterns in consecutive powers written as sums.
Sierpinski Triangles (Don Steward)
A good opportunity to explore the links between powers and these fractal patterns.
Compare the sum of consecutive numbers to the sum of consecutive cubes. Can you find a generalisation?
Consecutive Power Sums (The Storeroom)
Look for patterns in consecutive powers written as sums.
Sierpinski Triangles (Don Steward)
A good opportunity to explore the links between powers and these fractal patterns.
Extension Activities
Don Steward
 Find the Power: Some really challenging power questions.
 Powers of 11: Exploring interesting patterns in powers of 11.
Other Links and Resources
Useful stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else
Card Sorts
Powers Tarsia Puzzle (fionajones88 via TES)
Straightforward puzzle practising simple integer powers.
Indices Dominoes (Teach It Maths)
Simple applications of multiplication, division and power of a power laws.
Straightforward puzzle practising simple integer powers.
Indices Dominoes (Teach It Maths)
Simple applications of multiplication, division and power of a power laws.
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