Unit 7, Lesson 13, Grade 8 icon
Unit 7, Lesson 13

Definition of Scientific Notation

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Let's use scientific notation to describe large and small numbers. Learning targets: students can tell whether or not a number is written in scientific notation. In the previous few lessons, students have built familiarity with arithmetic involving powers of 10 to solve problems with very large and very small quantities. This lesson formalizes what they have learned by introducing the definition of scientific notation.

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