Use these guided notes to introduce scientific notation.
I have used these in my 8th grade math and Algebra I classes. Students do not need prior knowledge of scientific notation. They should be familiar with exponents, negative exponents, and powers of ten before the lesson.
The guided notes are meant to be filled out as a class. The notes are written in kid friendly terms, so it is unlikely students would find this exact wording in a textbook. These notes have been successful in getting students to understand the concept of scientific notation. Practice problems are included.
You will receive a PDF of the two-page guided notes handouts, plus the answer key. I have also included a lesson guide with ideas for a hook.
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Common Core Standard:
Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other.