# A-Level Maths Surds and Indices

Everything you need to know about surds and indices for A-Level Maths. **Save countless hours of time!**

**Surds and indices Topics for A-Level Maths**

This module will teach you the following:

### Year 1

- Surds: simplification
- Indices: simplification
- Standard form

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- An editable PowerPoint lesson presentation
- Editable revision handouts
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- Printable flashcards to help students engage active recall and confidence-based repetition
- A quiz with accompanying answer key to test knowledge and understanding of the module

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**A Level Maths Resources Mapped by Exam Board**

**A Level Maths Resources Mapped by Exam Board**

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## What Are Surds and Indices?

## Surds

Surds are numbers consisting of square roots that are irrational. Irrational number is a real number that cannot be represented as simplest fraction. Examples of surds are √3, 1/5+√2 and 2+√5.

The value of √3 is expressed as 1.732050808 … This is an approximate value. To obtain accurate value of expressions containing surds, it is important to learn to simplify them.

## Indices

You may come across expressions such as, b^{p}.

b represents the base and p represents the power or the index to which the base is raised to.

In this section, the various operations related to indices are discussed.

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