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Lesson 9. Unit 1. Grade 8 EngageNY

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 9, Unit 1, Grade 8. Why are we interested in writing numbers in scientific notation? It is essential that we express very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. For example, consider once again the estimated number of stars in the universe. The advantage of presenting it in a such form is perhaps too obvious for discussion. In the standard form, we cannot keep track of the number of zeros

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