**In this module you can learn what exponents are and how to work with them.**

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- Study the meaning of exponentsStudy the basic meaning of exponents by doing a lesson at math.com. The lesson provides in-depth text, examples and a practice set.

3 to the 2nd power is 3 x 3, or 9. It is NOT 3 x 2, or 6.

3 to the negative 2nd power is 1/(3 x 3), or 1/9. It is NOT -9.

**Study and practice**

- Download a worksheet of integers with positive exponentsCreate your own "integers with simple exponents" worksheet at math-aids.com.
- Download a worksheet of integers with positive and negative exponentsCreate a worksheet or problems with positive and negative exponents at math-aids.com.
- Quiz yourself on the basics of exponentsThis page from mathsisfun.com explains the meaning of "exponent", discusses exponents and negative exponents, and has a quiz at the end for you to check your understanding.

Use these search terms to find additional resources:

*working with exponents*

- Free Math Help ForumOnline 24/7 maths assistance for all levels of maths.
- SOS Math forumOnline 24/7 maths assistance for algebra and higher.
- Te Puna Ako Learning CentreIn-person help for Unitec students
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