Efficacy of Scientific Notation

How many times could California fit into the entire United States? Pupils use scientific notation to find the answer to that question in the 12th installment of 15 lessons. It asks scholars to write numbers in scientific notation and then analyze the numbers to describe relationships.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video link provided as a lesson opener to motivate pupils
  • For struggling learners, begin with examples of smaller numbers and develop a pattern
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires Internet access to utilize the Youtube video
Pros
  • All examples use context to give meaning to the numbers 
  • Teacher guide provides questioning strategies and instruction suggestions throughout
Cons
  • None
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