# How to simplify algebraic expressions involving multiplication and powers

## Home learning focus

In this lesson, you'll learn how to simplify algebraic expressions involving multiplication and powers.

This lesson includes:

two slideshows

two activities

*Created in partnership with Twinkl.*

# Learn

These slides will show you the conventions to use when multiplying algebraic terms.

In the following slides, you'll learn to simplify algebraic expressions involving indices. **Indices** are the plural of **index**. The index of a number tells you how many times to use it in a multiplication.

# Practise

## Activity 1

**Worksheet - Building pyramids**

Practise building pyramids to simplify the expressions using multiplication with this worksheet from Twinkl.

Click here for the answers.

## Activity 2

**Worksheet - Simplifying with multiplication**

Practise multiplying algebraic expressions with powers using this worksheet from Twinkl.

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