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Achievement objective NA6-2

In a range of meaningful contexts, students will be engaged in thinking mathematically and statistically. They will solve problems and model situations that require them to:

  • extend powers to include integers and fractions.


  • Uses integer and fractional powers in solving problems.
  • Uses number knowledge to find roots of numbers.
  • Works with numbers in standard form and moves flexibly between standard form and ordinary form.
  • Uses number knowledge and technology when solving problems.
  • Makes links with solving equations NA6-5 and generalised properties of operations NA6-6.
  • See key mathematical ideas on NZmaths.


NA 6-2 links to M7-6

What is new/changed?

  • Understanding of these concepts provides a solid grounding for the algebraic understanding in M7-6 (manipulate rational, exponential, and logarithmic algebraic expressions).

Possible context elaborations

Assessment for qualifications

NCEA achievement standards at level 1, 2 and 3 have been aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum. Please ensure that you are using the correct version of the standards by going to the NZQA website.

The following achievement standard(s) could assess learning outcomes from this AO:

  • AS 91026 Mathematics and statistics 1.1 Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems

Refer to the  mathematics and statistics matrix.

Last updated September 26, 2013