Exponents Worksheets for Grade 5 Students

In our grade 5 math section, we introduce exponents to students. These worksheets help students practice reading and writing exponents, including the special case of powers of ten.

What is an exponent?

An exponent refers to the number of times a number is multiplied by itself. For example, “2 to the power of 3”, written like 23 means:

2 x 2 x 2 = 8

Exponents explained

Our grade 5 exponents worksheets introduce the use of exponents. 

Introducing exponents worksheets

Students learn about exponents as repeated multiplication of a base number in these worksheets.


Introduction to exponents worksheets

Practice reading exponents

Once they’ve covered the introductory worksheets, students move onto working with exponents.


Reading exponents worksheets

Students write exponents

These worksheets ask students to rewrite expressions as exponents.


Write exponents worksheets

Powers of ten worksheets

Finally, we have a set of worksheets where students review reading and writing powers of ten.


Powers of ten worksheets