Negative Indices – Complete Lesson

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: