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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 level(s) Year 9, Year 10
Purpose Content knowledge
Keywords index, indicies, logarithm, power, explicit teaching

## Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M9A01
Apply the exponent laws to numerical expressions with integer exponents and extend to variables

AC9M9M02
Solve problems involving very small and very large measurements, time scales and intervals expressed in scientific notation

AC9M10A01

Expand, factorise and simplify expressions and solve equations algebraically, applying exponent laws involving products, quotients and powers of variables, and the distributive property

AC9M10M02

Interpret and use logarithmic scales in applied contexts involving small and large quantities and change.

Numeracy progression Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Measuring time (P7)
Number patterns and algebraic thinking (P9)
Number and place value (P10)