Mathematics / Year 8 / Number and Algebra / Number and place value

Curriculum content descriptions

Use index notation with numbers to establish the index laws with positive integral indices and the zero index (ACMNA182)

Elaborations
  • evaluating numbers expressed as powers of positive integers
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Zero index,  Positive indices

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