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Level 1 - Converting from standard form. Positive indices.
Level 2 - Converting from standard form. Negative indices.
Level 3 - Converting from standard form. Mixed including zero as the index.
Level 4 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 1.
Level 5 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 2.
Level 6 - Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 3.
Level 7 - Mixed calculations.
Level 8 - Mixed calculations without a calculator.
Level 9 - Multiple choice exercise.
Finally there is a drag-and-drop standard form ordering activity.
To convert a number to standard form means to write it in the form a x 10b where a is a number greater than or equal to one and less than ten and b is an integer.
= 3.48 x 10000
= 3.48 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
= 3.48 x 104
= 3.48 ÷ 100
= 3.48 x 1⁄100
= 3.48 x 10-2
Finally note that any number raised to the power zero is 1 so:
= 3.48 x 1
= 3.48 x 100