Exponents Worksheets

Exponents Worksheets

Exponents in algebra are like shortcuts that make multiplication easier. When you have to multiply a number by itself many times, instead of writing the number over and over, you use an exponent. The exponent tells you how many of the base number to multiply.

For instance, when you see something like “2 to the power of 3” or 2³, it means to take three two’s and multiply them together. Writing in exponents is a way to make repeated multiplication look shorter and simpler.

Think of an exponent as a special code or abbreviation that turns a long chain of multiplication into a small, easy-to-understand expression. Understanding exponents will help you solve problems faster and more efficiently.

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Squared and Cubed Exponents (Printable PDFs)

These “Squared and Cubed Exponents” (exponents that equal 2 or 3) worksheets will ease you into the process of solving exponents. Numbers that have an exponent of 2 (perfect squares) show up in every math subject. If you can complete these simple exponents worksheets then you’ll be on your way to becoming a math wiz!

Exponents to the Powers of Zero, One, Two, Three and Four (Printable PDFs)

Now that you’ve mastered solving exponents that equal 2 and 3, it’s time to practice exponents from 0 to 4.
Tip: If a base number has an exponent of 1, the answer is just the base number. If it has an exponent of 0, well the answer to that is always 1. Weird, we know, but that’s just how it works.

Exponents to the Powers of Five, Six, Seven, Eight and Nine (Printable PDFs)

Are you a pro at solving exponents?! Try finding the answers to the more challenging problems in these Exponent worksheets. Just make sure you have extra paper handy, because some of these answers are really long!

Negative Exponents (Printable PDFs)

Negative exponents can feel confusing, but they’re really quite simple. Start each problem by writing a fraction bar. Put the number 1 on top, and on the bottom write the original problem, but with a positive exponent. Then solve like normal! Ex: 3-² = 1/ = 1/3·3 = 1/9

Exponents with a Negative Base (Printable PDFs)

These worksheets will help you practice and see how negative base numbers with and without parentheses lead to either positive or negative solutions. See if you can figure out this pattern – When do exponents with a negative base give you a positive answer, and when do they give you a negative one?

Practice Exponents (Printable PDFs)

Improve your exponent skills by completing this variety of exponents worksheets! They’ll include everything from positive and negative exponents to positive and negative bases, with and without parentheses.