There are seven sets of exponents worksheets:
Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 6 students learn how to evaluate numbers with whole number exponents. The number, also called the base, can be a positive or negative whole number, a positive or negative fraction, a positive or negative decimal.
The set of whole numbers consists of 0,1,2,3 and so on. It does not include negative numbers, fractions or decimals.
There are four sets of whole number exponent worksheets:
Exponents are a shorthand way of writing repeated multiplication. For example, instead of writing 4 × 4 × 4, we can write 43. An exponent is a small number written above and to the right of a base number. The exponent tells you how many times the base number should be multiplied by itself.
Here are some examples of whole number exponents:
32 = 3 × 3 = 9 43 = 4 × 4 × 4 = 64 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16
Any non-zero number raised to the power of zero is equal to 1.
320 = 1
(-4)0 = 1
0.640 = 1
If the base is positive then the result is positive.
If the base is negative then the result is positive if the exponent is even and the result is negative if the exponent is odd.
Have a look at this video if you need to review how to evaluate exponents.
The parenthesis is very important for exponents with negative bases. For example
(-5)2 is not equal to -52
(-5)2 = (-5) × (-5) = 25
-52 = -(5 × 5) = -25
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(Answers on the second page.)
Whole Number Exponents Worksheet #1 (Positive Whole Number Bases)
Whole Number Exponents Worksheet #2 (Negative Whole Number Bases)
Whole Number Exponents Worksheet #3 (Positive or Negative Fractional Bases)
Whole Number Exponents Worksheet #4 (Positive or Negative Decimal Bases)
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