Calculating 3 Squared


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In the expression 32, 3 represents the _____.

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1. In the expression 32, 2 represents the _____.

2. Which expression best represents 32?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll get practice with squaring whole numbers by answering five multiple-choice questions. Using the expression 32, you'll be asked what each part of the expression represents are and what it equals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you to:

  • Identify what the numbers 3 and 2 represent in the expression 32
  • Choose an expression that best represents 32
  • Determine what 32 equals
  • Understand what exponential expressions show you

Skills Practiced

You'll apply several skills, including:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve exponential expression practice problems
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding exponents
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about exponential expressions to determine what information you can draw from the expression 32

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson called Calculating 3 Squared to get more practice. The lesson helps students:

  • Learn how to simplify exponential expressions
  • Understand common mistakes people make when calculating this type of math problem
  • Know what exponents tell you