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LESSON PLAN
Date:

Class: S. 2

Period: 1

Number of students: ...

TOPIC: INDICES AND LOGARITHMS


SUBTOPIC: LAWS OF INDICES
Lesson objectives
By the end of this subtopic the learners should be able to:

state and apply the laws of indices.


.
Teaching methods:
(i) Guided discovery; (ii) demonstrations

(iii) question and answer

Teaching aids: chalkboard, log tables and manila paper.


References: MK Secondary Mathematics (MKSM) Bk 2, SSM Bk 2, SMU Bk 2
STEPS

TIME

CONTENT

5 minutes

II

10 minutes

III

15 minutes

Review basic
elements of algebra.
Emphasise the four
operations, namely:
addition, subtraction,
multiplication and
division.
Introduction of the
topic of indices and
related terms; base
and index/indices or
power
Introduction of the
first two laws of
indices using
activities

IV

15 minutes

Introduction of the
next two laws of
indices using
activities

15 minutes

Introduction of the
next two laws of

TEACHERS
ACTIVITY
Asks students to
do some basic
algebra with
similar values e.g
3x3x3

STUDENTS
ACTIVITY
Do as intructed

Explains the
meaning of the
different terms

Listen
attentively and
then take notes

leads students
through the
activities and
states laws
thereafter
leads students
through the
activities and
states laws
thereafter
leads students
through the

Do as
instructed and
take notes as
given
Do as
instructed in
their exercise
books.
Do as
instructed and

indices using
activities

VI

15 minutes

Introduction of the
seventh law of
indices and doing
exercise

VI

5 minutes

Conclusion and
exercise

activities and
states laws
thereafter obtained
above. Moves
around to correct
students
states the seventh
law and gives
exercise thereafter.
Moves around to
correct students
Recaps the topic
and allows
students to ask
any pending
questions.

take notes as
given

Do as
instructed

Attempt
exercise