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Index laws

This prompt looks at the product of index numbers with the same base. Students look at the connections between the numbers, make predictions and generalise. The resource includes classroom examples, teacher notes and guided questions.

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Year level(s) Year 8
Audience Teacher
Purpose Assessment task, Extension, Student task, Teaching resource
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Collaborative learning, Differentiated teaching, Explicit teaching, Feedback, Mathematics investigation
Keywords product, indicies, index laws, index number

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Critical and creative thinking, Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Indices
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Establish and apply the exponent laws with positive integer exponents and the zero-exponent, using exponent notation with numbers

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P9)

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