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Negative numbers index laws and algebra (Years 8, 9 and 10)

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 using negative numbers and the index laws with 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 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 10A
Audience Teacher, School Leader
Purpose Content knowledge
Format Downloadable resources
Keywords Index, power, negative, term, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number, Algebra
Topics Algebraic expressions
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA192 Simplify algebraic expressions involving the four operations
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

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