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Orders of Magnitude

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The purpose of this task is for students to develop a feel for large powers of ten, which is a critical component of working fluently with numbers in scientific notation. This is an extension of the number sense that students work to develop around whole numbers in the early elementary grades, followed by fraction (and decimal) number sense in late 1 elementary and early middle school.

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