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Indices, Roots, Reciprocals & Hierarchy of Operations

Indices, Roots, Reciprocals & Hierarchy of Operations
Product Description
In this unit, students will learn how to use indices in Mathematics. They will begin by looking at powers and roots (including negative square roots). They will then look at index notation, calculating with indices (including the power zero, negative and fractional indices), the index laws, and working with the order of operations and brackets. Finally, students will study how to use calculators to solve problems with indices.


This pack is designed to provide teachers with complete lesson plans and classroom resources to teach excellent lessons. It is designed to both teach the mathematical content and draw students into deeper consideration of its implications, including mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.


8 Lesson Plans: Full ready-to-use lesson plans on the following topics:

- Powers and roots
- Index notation
- Calculations with indices
- Index laws
- Indices and brackets
- Negative indices
- Fractional indices
- Indices and calculators

Lesson Resources: A variety of additional resources to accompany the lesson plans, including student worksheets and aids for students needing extra support.

2 Homework Activities: Further activities to give students to complete at home.

Assessment: A series of questions to enable you to assess the progress of students in this unit of work.
Total Pages
30 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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