The text book Indices and Standard Form contains explanations, examples and exercises beginning by revising representing numbers in index notation, multiplying numbers in index form and dividing numbers in index form before explaining in more detail the laws of indices. Representing numbers using negative indices is covered next before moving on the representing numbers using standard form. Representing numbers in standard form on a calculator is explained, which is important to cover. The exercise contains a variety of questions in which students have to say whether the statement is true or false, questions in context, with examples being taken from science.
The activity sheet has three useful activities. In one, Bode’s Law is explored. The second looks at relative distances of planets from the sun in an activity exploring the usefulness of the use of standard form when measuring. The third is a game in which players are required to rules that determine which numbers are largest.