This resource from Susan Wall contains five activities designed to enable students to explore indices both numerically and algebraically. The resource features a number of activities dealing with negative indices and fractional indices.
Starter activities: contains two starter activities. In the first activity students have to represent an integer value in as many ways as they can, each way to include an index value. The second activity, ‘Why does?’ students have to explain mathematical statements involving indices.
Matching pairs game: Students are required to match a number in index form with its integer value.
Ordering indices: Students compare the values written in index form and place the cards in numerical order.
Odd one out: Given three cards, students find the odd one out and make up their own card to match the odd one.
True or false: Aimed at addressing common misconceptions, in this activity students discuss whether the statements given are true or false.