Exponents Worksheets

This page contains links to free math worksheets for Exponents problems. Click one of the buttons below to view a worksheet and its answer key. You can also use the 'Worksheets' menu on the side of this page to find worksheets on other math topics.

Simple Exponents and Powers of Ten

Practice exponents worksheets introducing exponent syntax, calculation of simple exponents, powers of ten and scientific notation. The first of these exponents worksheets include hints and will build familiarity with many common exponential terms.

Simple Exponents and Powers of Ten

Addition with Exponents

Adding exponents worksheets, including simple problems where exponents are combined and order of operations rules (PEMDAS) must be observed.

Addition with Exponents

Mixed Addition And Subtraction with Exponents

Worksheet practice mixing exponents with addition and subtraction operations. This is great practice for helping learn order of operations with exponents.

Mixed Addition And Subtraction with Exponents

Multiplication with Exponents

Practice exponents worksheets mixing exponents with simple multiplication. Again, these are fantastic exercises for enhancing student comprehension of basic order of operations concepts where exponents are involved.

Multiplication with Exponents

Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

Exponents worksheets for computing powers of ten and scientific notation, including positive exponents and negative exponents.

Powers of Ten and Scientific Notation

Exponents Worksheets

After learning multiplication, exponents are an important part of understanding fundamental numeric nomenclature and order of operations. The exponents worksheets in this section provide practice that reinforces the properties of exponents, including the basic procedures for adding exponents, subtracting exponents, dividing exponents and multiplying exponents. Exponents are also a critical part of understanding scientific notation, and one of the sets of exponents worksheets in this section focuses exclusively on powers of ten and exponents with base 10 to reinforce these concepts.

Exponent Rules

There are a number of simple exponent rules that make solving the problems on these exponents worksheets easier.

The value of any term with an exponent of zero is always equal to one.

The value of any term with an exponent of one is always equal to the base.

The value of any term with a negative exponent is the reciprocal of the same term with a positive exponent instead.

Multiplying Exponents

When multiplying two exponents with the same base, the result is the same as a term with base and an new exponent created by adding the two exponents in the terms of the problem.

Dividing Exponents

Similarly, for dividing exponents with the same base, the result is the same as a term with base and an new exponent created by subtracting the two numerator's exponent from the denominator's exponent.

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