Mathematics / Year 9 / Number and Algebra / Real numbers

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Apply index laws to numerical expressions with integer indices (ACMNA209)

Elaborations
  • simplifying and evaluating numerical expressions, using involving both positive and negative integer indices
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
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Graham's number

If you were asked what the biggest number you can think of is, what would you say? Infinity? Well, what about the biggest finite number you can think of? Mathematician Ron Graham came across such a gigantic number in his research that, to capture its massive size, he and his colleagues needed to come up with new methods ...

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Indices

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses indices from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on indices and explains the index laws and their use with integer indices. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain interactive questions ...

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Exploring square roots

Build a square on a grid to cover a given number of units. Notice that each side of the square equals the square root of the area. Calculate the area of each square and work out the square root. For example, calculate the length of each side needed for a square to cover 81 units. Calculate the area of squares bordering ...

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Exploring exponents and scientific notation

Examine a group of eight numbers expressed using scientific notation. Sort them into positive and negative numbers. Group them according to whether they are greater or less than -1, 0 and 1. Arrange the numbers within each group in ascending order.

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Laptop wrap: Expanding on algebra

Students make a presentation on the index laws, investigate the visual representation of the binomial expansions and design an acronym to help recall the special products. 

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Secondary mathematics: using real data

These seven learning activities, which focus on the use of 'real data' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use the three content strands ...

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Exploring the laws of exponents

Examine the group of seven laws of exponents such as the product law and quotient law. Adjust variables and explore patterns in the number operations. Identify the order of operations for equations involving exponents. Solve a group of expressions to uncover dinosaur bones at a dig site. Apply all of the laws of exponents ...

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Exploring powers of 10

Examine a table of numbers expressed using base 10 exponents. Look at their equivalents expressed in other numeric formats such as expanded values and fractional exponents. Arrange the numbers within each group in descending order of magnitude. Use a scalable viewer to examine a scene within a valley in Canada. Look at ...

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TIMES Module 33: Number and Algebra: factorisation - teacher guide

This is a 17-page guide for teachers. It continues the discussion of factorisation. In particular, the techniques for the factorisation of quadratic expressions are presented.

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Very large and very small numbers

This is a website designed for both teachers and students, which addresses very large and very small numbers from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on the vocabulary and notation for dealing with very large and very small numbers using scientific notation. There are pages for both teachers ...

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Scientific notation

This is a website designed for both teachers and students that addresses scientific notation from the Australian Curriculum for year 9 students. It contains material on scientific notation using index laws and multiplication, division and indices. There are pages for both teachers and students. The student pages contain ...

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TIMES Module 32: Number and Algebra: fractions and the index laws in algebra - teacher guide

This is a 24-page guide for teachers. This module extends the use of pronumerals to include algebraic fractions. It includes substitution, adding like terms, the use of brackets and multiplying terms, the use of algebra to describe number patterns and extending the use of the index laws. Algebraic notation is discussed.

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TIMES Module 22: Measurement and Geometry: scale drawings and similarity - teacher guide

This is a 41-page guide for teachers. It contains an introduction to scale drawings and similarity, and in particular the tests for triangles to be considered similar. Applications of similarity are included throughout the module.

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TIMES Module 34: Number and Algebra: quadratic equations - teacher guide

This is a 19-page guide for teachers. It introduces quadratic equations and methods for solving them.

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TIMES Module 31: Number and Algebra: indices and logarithms - teacher guide

This is a 26-page guide for teachers. It extends the study of indices to rational indices and introduces logarithms.