Laws of Indices
Simplify expressions involving sums, products and powers, including the laws of indices (KS4)

Teaching for Understanding
Resources and ideas to promote understanding
Blog Posts and Lesson Ideas
Jo Morgan (Resourceaholic): Some fantastic ideas and resources for planning and teaching lessons on indices.
Examples and Practice
Rules of indices introduction worksheet (Labrown20 via TES)
Nice little worksheet to introduce the laws of indices; pupils do the calculations, then try to spot the laws for themselves. Includes multiplying, dividing and brackets, with an extension using coefficients.
Variation theory problems (Craig Barton)
Worked example and set of practice problems using variation theory.
Nice little worksheet to introduce the laws of indices; pupils do the calculations, then try to spot the laws for themselves. Includes multiplying, dividing and brackets, with an extension using coefficients.
Variation theory problems (Craig Barton)
Worked example and set of practice problems using variation theory.
Fluency
Collections of standard practice problems in various formats
Worksheets
Basic practice worksheets (Worksheet Math)
Excellent worksheet generator with options to select numerical, algebraic or a mixture of problems, and automatic answer generation:
Textbook exercises
Simplifying indices codebreaker (Teachit Maths)
Codebreaker activity using all laws of indices. Includes negative powers, with two versions (one with indices written as simple negatives, one with indices written as fractions).
Laws of indices worksheet (HWB via TES)
Nicely formatted standard worksheet for basic laws of indices.
Excellent worksheet generator with options to select numerical, algebraic or a mixture of problems, and automatic answer generation:
 Multiplying indices
 Dividing indices
 Power law for indices
 Mixed indices
 Powers of products, such as (4a)²
 Powers of quotients, such as 36a²/2a
 Mixed powers and quotients
Textbook exercises
 CorbettMaths: Varied selection of problems with applications and answers.
Simplifying indices codebreaker (Teachit Maths)
Codebreaker activity using all laws of indices. Includes negative powers, with two versions (one with indices written as simple negatives, one with indices written as fractions).
Laws of indices worksheet (HWB via TES)
Nicely formatted standard worksheet for basic laws of indices.
WHiteboard Display
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Revision Resources
Examstyle questions
 CorbettMaths: Procedural problems applying laws of indices  mostly algebraic.
 KESH Takeaway: Procedural problems lifted from old specification exam papers.
 JustMaths: Must/Should/Could practice with exam questions
Enrichment, Extension and Problemsolving
Resources to extend thinking, enrich lessons or enhance problemsolving skills
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Other Links and Resources
Useful stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else
Card Sorts
Indices Dominoes (Teachit Maths)
Domino activity that spells a sentence when matched correctly; great for practice of simple index laws (multiplication, division and brackets).
Domino activity that spells a sentence when matched correctly; great for practice of simple index laws (multiplication, division and brackets).
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