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Estimating Length Using Scientific Notation

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Overview:
This lesson unit is intended to help teachers assess how well students are able to: estimate lengths of everyday objects; convert between decimal and scientific notation; and make comparisons of the size of numbers expressed in both decimal and scientific notation.
Level:
Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grades:
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Material Type:
Assessment, Lesson Plan
Provider:
Shell Center for Mathematical Education, U.C. Berkeley
Provider Set:
Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP), Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
Date Added:
04/26/2013
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

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DG HIDOE on Jun 17, 06:29am

This resource is well aligned with Common Core standard 8.EE.3. The resource is a multi-part lesson which aims to develop students' understanding of representing large and small quantities with scientific notation and to compare quantities. The resource includes lesson plans and materials teachers will need to implement the lessons. Also includes suggestions for responding to students' misconceptions. Depending on your students background knowledge, you may want to scaffold the lesson with a brief review of exponents (comparing various powers of the same base).

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