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Pure Maths at A level: Indices and Surds
Pure Maths at A level: Indices and Surds is a resource designed to help with the study and teaching of indices and surds at A level.
Powers (also known as indices) are one of the most commonly occurring features in A level maths, so knowing how to deal with them is vital to success in this subject. This resource covers a range of topics related to indices and surds, including:
Adding and multiplying powers
- Unknown powers
- Fractional powers
- Different powers
- Adding and multiplying surds
- Simplifying expressions containing surds
This resource also contains practice questions and summary exercises that students can use to test their knowledge and see what areas they need to work on.
Developed by subject experts, these resources and teaching materials are specifically designed to meet awarding body specifications to help students prepare for exams. NEC works alongside teachers and examiners to ensure that information is accurate and up to date.
This resource is adapted from our A level Maths course - which means it is designed for self-study. Therefore, it is understandable, affordable and easy-to-use, whether you’re a teacher, a home educator, or a student yourself. It can be used as a short- or long-term solution to fill gaps in knowledge.
Topic: Indices and surds
Level: A level
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
Learning hours: 5-6
Page count: 24
This topic is part of the Pure Maths section of A level Maths.
See the full course here.