This is a complete lesson on negative indices that covers how to work out numbers raised to zero or negative powers. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

### Lesson Objectives

- To know that any number to the power zero is 1.
- To be able to find the value of negative indices.
- To use index notation for squares and cubes.

### Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.

### What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

- Full lesson plan for the ‘Negative Indices’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
- Student Worksheet on Negative Indices
- Indices, Powers & Roots Fact Sheet
- Complete Solutions to all Questions

### Lesson Progression

This is the sixth lesson in the ‘Indices, Roots, Reciprocals & Hierarchy of Operations’ unit of work (the unit is also **available as a pack** including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: