Students explore how shifting numbers left and right on the place value chart affects the value of each digit.
This activity goes beyond telling students to simply add zeros to the end of a number or to move the decimal point.
Students should understand that multiplying or dividing by a power of 10 increases or decreases the value of each digit in the number.
In order to focus on discovering patterns, provide students with a calculator to help with finding what power of 10.
An example is included but the remainder of the sheet is blank so you can create your own problems and use these sheets over and over again.