Intro to Scientific Notation

It's easy for large numbers and small numbers get lost in translation. Teach scholars to speak the language by showing them how scientific notation makes these numbers more manageable. Using real-life examples, an inquiry-based lesson gives individuals practice with converting numbers to and from scientific notation.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Consult the science department for examples of scientific notation they use in their curriculum
  • Have pupils play a game of concentration with the note cards they create
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds from previous work with exponent properties
Pros

  • Connects the information to a real-life example
  • Provides learners with multiple chances for practice
Cons

  • None
Common Core