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Published: 20/12/2013
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Simplifying indices code breaker

Simplify the indices to find the term relating to each letter, then crack the code to reveal a dreadful joke! This resource covers multiplying, dividing, and raising to a power. Two differentiated sheets are provided – the second asks students to give answers as fractions, instead of negative indices.    

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Neil HendryNeil Hendry
Not sure what you mean about getting to page 3.
Posted on 26th September 2017
Michael ColbyMichael Colby
How do you get to page 3
Posted on 20th September 2017
Great resource, thank you.
Posted on 14th September 2017
Aly GAly G
Looking forward to using this- thankyou.
Posted on 16th March 2017
Great fun! Perfect for Estyn!
Posted on 19th November 2016
Mrs XMrs X
Worksheet is amazing,
Anything able to be made that's a bit harder/challenging?
Posted on 18th September 2016
Andrew PattersonAndrew Patterson
Love how both sheets give the same answer. Great joke to give out to a class of likely lads.
Posted on 13th May 2016
Helen Kennedy, Teachit Maths EditorHelen Kennedy, Teachit Maths Editor
Hi Jay,
You'll find the answers on page 3.
Posted on 20th May 2015
Jay SmithJay Smith
How do I find the answer sheet for my students to mark their work after completing this activity.

Posted on 20th May 2015
Jo Hough, EditorJo Hough, Editor
Hi Nina,
Thank you for bringing this up – it will help other teachers gauge the suitability for their classes too as you may need to be a bit cautious with your sillier students. The last word could be adapted to say 'soap', simply by copy-pasting the relevant expressions from the answers.
Posted on 9th January 2014
Nina DannNina Dann
Good idea and nice activity but the message put me off - for older years I think they could become quite silly about it.

Posted on 6th January 2014

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