Lesson Worksheet: Powers and Exponents Mathematics • 6th Grade

In this worksheet, we will practice identifying the base and exponent in power formulas, writing them in exponential, expanded, and word forms, and evaluating simple powers.

Q1:

What terminology do we use to describe the 3 in the term 𝑥?

  • Aan exponent
  • Ba factor
  • Ca coefficient
  • Dan expression
  • Ea base

Q2:

Evaluate 5.

Q3:

Write four squared using digits.

  • A2
  • B4
  • C4
  • D3

Q4:

Write the expression 3 in words.

  • AThree to the fourth power
  • BTwo to the fourth power
  • CThree to the fifth power
  • DFour to the fourth power
  • EFour to the third power

Q5:

What is the base in 5?

Q6:

Is the following correct: 3=3+3+3+3?

  • ANo
  • BYes

Q7:

Express the volume of a cube of edge length 5 units as an exponent, and then determine its value.

  • A5, 15 cubic units
  • B5, 125 cubic units
  • C2, 32 cubic units
  • D3, 125 cubic units
  • E5, 25 cubic units

Q8:

The prefix kilo in kilometre represents 1,000 metres. Write this length as a power of ten.

  • A10 metres
  • B10 metres
  • C10 metres
  • D10 metres
  • E10 metres

Q9:

The prefix mega in megameter represents 1,000,000 meters. Write this number as a power of ten.

  • A10
  • B10
  • C10
  • D10
  • E10

Q10:

True or False (without Using a Calculator): 2<4.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

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