Evaluating and Understanding Exponents

We start with the basic nature of exponents. How to convert between standard form and other forms of notation.

  1. Compare Exponents | Answer Key - We cover a wide range of skills in this printable. It starts very basic and gets more comprehensive.
  2. Complete The Equations | Answer Key - This is a really good introduction to this skill. We walk students towards the visual understanding of exponents.
  3. Evaluate Exponents | Answer Key - This entire series gets progressively more difficult with each problem. If students can breeze through this one, they have a good handle on exponents.
  4. Evaluate Exponents to a Single Number | Answer Key - This worksheet asks students to simplify the expression down to one number. As usually it gets progressively harder.
  5. Simplify Exponents | Answer Key - This covers a wide range of like term procedures. It also covers exponential operations very well.
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  9. Using Scientific Notation | Answer Key - Convert numbers in standard form to scientific notation. Note the use of decimals and the negative sign that needs to be used.
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  11. Standard Notation | Answer Key - You are provided with numbers in scientific notation. Convert them to standard form. The negative symbols can throw students off.

Working With Exponents

Students work with exponents in different situations. It is great for intermediate students. We work on the many different operations that exponents can be used in.

  1. Division of Monomials | Answer Key - This one really turns up the heat on the use of like variables. This usually intimidates students. We suggest doing the first problem with them.
  2. Multiply Monomials Worksheet | Answer Key - A very challenging set of problems for students. Remind them to check their work every step of the way.
  3. Multiply Monomials with Negatives | Answer Key - Make sure to pay attention to the sign of each integer as a whole number and an exponent. Many times students will overlook this.
  4. Multiply Monomials with Negatives and Powers Worksheet | Answer Key
  5. Simplify Complex Expressions | Answer Key - Perform a wide variety of operations on a series of monomials. This should be one of the first operation type activities they perform.
  6. Operations With Scientific Notation | Answer Key - This is an interesting one. Scientists are constantly performing these types of operations.
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  9. Version 4 | Answer Key

Converting Exponent Worksheets

These sheets work on standard conversion between exponents and whole numbers.

  1. Convert Exponents Version 1 - A simple conversion activity of exponents. We do stress the use of ones and zeros in exponents.
  2. Convert Version 1 Answers

  3. Convert Version 2 - We use negative exponents as well.
  4. Convert Version 2 Answers

  5. Convert Version 3
  6. Convert Version 3 Answers

Order of Operations with Exponents Worksheets

This is an advanced skill. Students have to take operations into account with exponents. Remember the "E" in PEMDAS stands for exponents.

  1. Comparing Exponents - Have students compare the end value of these exponents.
  2. Operations with Exponents - We take exponents out for a walk and throw them into 2 and 3 step problems.
  3. Order Of Operations With Exponents 1 - This is a really big one. 10 printable pages in all. 3 versions that are well spaced out for you.
  4. Order of Operations with Parenthesis and Exponents - The go deep on this one. Just about every level skill is covered here.

Exponents Related Teacher Resources

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