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Indices and logarithms
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 indices and logarithms. 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.
|Year 9, Year 10
|Teacher, School Leader
|index, indicies, logarithm, power, explicit teaching
|Strand and focus
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Apply the exponent laws to numerical expressions with integer exponents and extend to variables
Solve problems involving very small and very large measurements, time scales and intervals expressed in scientific notation
Expand, factorise and simplify expressions and solve equations algebraically, applying exponent laws involving products, quotients and powers of variables, and the distributive property
Interpret and use logarithmic scales in applied contexts involving small and large quantities and change.
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Measuring time (P7)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P9)
Number and place value (P10)
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