# Multiplying and Dividing Indices

Suitable for Year groups: 8, 9, 10

## Multiplying and Dividing Indices resource description

This resource shows examples of applying the laws of indices when multiplying of dividing terms with the same base.

# Multiplying and Dividing Indices

## What is the resource?

This PDF tackles the rules for multiplying and dividing indices (also known as powers or exponents). It offers clear explanations, and practice questions, and targets secondary school students.

## Why are indices important?

Indices pop up in many areas outside of the maths classroom:

• Scientific notation: Think of huge numbers (distance to planets) or tiny ones (size of atoms)!
• Finance: Compound interest formulas use indices for calculations.
• Growth and decay: Population patterns or radioactive decay are modelled with indices.

## Why is this resource helpful?

This resource breaks down a sometimes-tricky concept:

• Rules laid bare: Explains how to multiply/divide indices with the same base.
• Step-by-step examples: Works through problems clearly, easing student understanding.
• Varied exercises: Offers plenty of practice to solidify the rules.
• Builds confidence: Helps learners to avoid common mistakes with indices.
• Printable PDF: Handy for lessons, revision, or setting extra homework.

This resource simplifies indices. This frees up student brainpower to tackle more complex maths problems that often involve these skills.

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