Expand the Power

Expand the Power Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet provides students with expressions written in exponential form and instructs them to convert these expressions into expanded form. Each question shows a base number raised to a certain power, indicating the number of times the base is to be multiplied by itself. The first problem has been completed as an example, with 25 expanded to 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2. Students must apply this process to a variety of base numbers and exponents, demonstrating their understanding of how exponentiation relates to multiplication.

This worksheet is designed to teach students the foundational principles of exponents as they relate to basic multiplication. By expanding exponential expressions, students practice identifying the base and the exponent and translating this into a series of multiplications. The exercise reinforces the concept that an exponent denotes the number of times a base is used as a factor in a multiplication problem. It also aids in solidifying their comprehension of exponential notation as a form of repeated multiplication, a crucial skill for success in higher-level math.