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Fractions and the index laws in algebra (Years 8 and 9)

This module from the AMSI 'The Improving Mathematics Education in Schools (TIMES) project' is for teachers who wish to consolidate their content knowledge on the topic of algebraic fractions and using the index laws with fractions and algebra. There are sections that provide history and context for the topic, as well as exercises and examples of how to present and explain the concepts to students.

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Year level(s) Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 10A
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords index, power, fraction, algebra, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA212 Extend and apply the index laws to variables, using positive integer indices and the zero index
ACMNA231 Simplify algebraic products and quotients using index laws
ACMNA232 Apply the four operations to simple algebraic fractions with numerical denominators
ACMNA264 Define rational and irrational numbers and perform operations with surds and fractional indices

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