# Visualising Indices

'Explore the concept of indices by considering what they look like'

'Squared' and 'Cubed' can be explained by using 2 and 3 dimensions. The area of a square with length 5 is 5^{2}, the volume of a cube with side length 7 is 7^{3}, so how can we represent 5^{4}? This activity explores visual representations of indices and draws on a little creativity! Try and work out what number is represented by the diagrams and then think about how some diagrams for other numbers can be created!

Resources

There is a worksheet to start this task with Visualising Indices and some teachers notes Visualising Indices TN

#### New Photos - Update

#### Stop motion video - Update

A new take on the problem!

#### Some More Examples

### Description

Here is a brief outline of the activity

- Starting with the diagrams above, look for associations. 'What shall I call the picture?'
- Use the attached worksheet to try and work out what numbers are associated with the other pictures and then start being creative!
- Make a nice display of the class's results!