Teaching Indices

Following on from working with surds, the class moved on to looking at indices.

Rather than give/show the class how the laws of indices work, I set this investigation.

indices 2A copy of this worksheet can be found on my resources page. I adapted this investigation from this worksheet.

The class struggled at first to resist trying to calculate the actual answer rather than looking for patterns but soon got the idea.

After this I asked the class to write their own notes for the indices rules they had discovered.

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