• Mathematics
  • Year 9

Indices and Scientific Notation

approx. 8 hrs

4 topics

22 concepts

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Indices and Scientific Notation are key components of Number and Algebra as specified in the Australian curriculum. In this learning program, students learn to select and apply index laws to simplify algebraic expressions and confidently perform calculations using scientific notation.

Topics & Concepts We Cover

This learning program is made up of the following 4 topics, broken down into 22 concepts.

  • Indices 9 concepts

    1. Evaluating espressions involving indices by using substitution

    2. Simplify algebraic expressions by applying index laws excluding fractional indices

    3. Convert between index form and expanded form

    4. Express a composite number as a product of its prime factors

    5. Negative indices

    6. Index law for further power

    7. Apply index laws for multiplying

    8. The zero index

    9. Apply index laws for dividing

  • Fractional Indices 3 concepts

    1. Translate expressions in surd form to expressions in index form and vice versa

    2. Simplify algebraic expressions by applying index laws

    3. Fractional indices

  • Simplifying Surds 5 concepts

    1. Dividing surds

    2. Adding surds

    3. Multiplying surds

    4. Subtracting surds

    5. Simplifying surds

  • Scientific Notation 5 concepts

    1. Order numbers expressed in scientific notation

    2. Using significiant figures in scientific notation

    3. Enter and read scientific notation on a calculator

    4. Convert numbers expressed in scientific notation to decimal form

    5. Express numbers in scientific notation

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