Using Scientific Notation

Scientists and engineers in every field use scientific notation. The Socratica video explains what scientific notation is and why people use it. Then, it offers examples of how to convert a number into and out of scientific notation. Next, it details how to calculate problems using scientific notation, and it ends with how to use scientific notation in a graphing calculator.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create practice problems for students to solve independently after watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of significant digits
  • Background music may distract some pupils
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
  • Includes many guided practice problems throughout the video
Cons

  • None