This worksheet is designed to replace a lecture on the topic of scientific notation. Most of my algebra students have seen scientific notation before, but now that they've had some additional work with the rules of exponents, they need to revisit this topic.
This worksheet "holds their hands" through some application problems and gets them started with multiplication of numbers in scientific notation. It also urges them NOT to simply copy their calculator screen when they see numbers in scientific notation.
I start out class with a 15-minute "mini-lesson," giving my students some basic examples of what today's lesson will be about. Once the mini-lesson is over, I have them get to work within their groups on this worksheet, and I circulate to make sure they are getting the purpose of the questions.
The file includes spiral review problems.
This worksheet is intended to be written on directly.
Please download the pdf preview file first, so you can see exactly what's included; the product file is a word document, which you may personalize for your students.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Multiplying and Dividing Monomials Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Multiplying-and-Dividing-Monomials-Spring-2014-1273273
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Exponential Growth Functions Spring 2014' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Exponential-Growth-Functions-Spring-2014-1273510