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Scientifically Speaking

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Explore the connection between operations with scientific notation and the laws of exponents. Scholars work on a set of word problems involving operations with scientific notation. Along the way, they consider how the laws of exponents apply when performing these operations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have the class work in pairs on the worksheet and compare strategies
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have prior experience with scientific notation
  • Individuals must also be familiar with the properties of exponents
  • Includes a variety of contextual word problems
  • Lesson plan does not indicate how to teach operations with scientific notation