IndicesA self marking exercise on indices including evaluating expressions and solving equations. 
This is level 6: multiplying, dividing and raising to another power. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 12 out of the 15 questions answered correctly and you do this activity online.
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Level 1  Evaluating simple positive indices without a calculator
Level 2  Evaluating positive indices with a calculator
Level 3  Evaluating negative and zero indices
Level 4  Evaluating indices expressed as fractions
Level 5  Mixed questions involving integer, negative and fractional indices
Level 6  Multiplying, dividing and raising to another power
Level 7  Solving simple equations involving indices
Game  Three levels of the Indices Pairs Game.
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5^{2} = 5 x 5 = 25 5^{3} = 5 x 5 x 5 = 125 5^{4} = 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 = 625 
5^{1} = 5 5^{0} = 1 5^{1} = ^{1}⁄_{5} 5^{2} = ^{1}⁄_{5x5} = 0.04 
5^{a} × 5^{b} = 5^{a+b} 5^{a} ÷ 5^{b} = 5^{ab} (5^{a})^{b} = 5^{ab} 
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