In this activity, students will use their knowledge of exponent rules to multiply and divide numbers written in scientific notation. There are six problems total - three require the multiplication of numbers in scientific notation and three require division of numbers in scientific notation. Additionally, two of the six questions are word problems.
Students will work a single problem in groups of three, by rotating the paper among members of the group. Teams complete the problems by having each member complete ONLY ONE of the following steps:
1. Multiply or divide the decimal numbers.
2. Use the laws of exponents to determine the power of 10.
3. Write the final answer in scientific notation.
This product contains 6 versions of the activity so it can be played multiple times and all students have the chance to practice each step! Answer keys included!