Unit 7, Lesson 9# Describing Large and Small Numbers Using Powers of 10

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This lesson serves as a prelude to scientific notation and builds on work students have done in previous grades with numbers in base ten. Describing Large and Small Numbers Using Powers of 10 Begin to represent large and small numbers as multiples of powers of 10. Let's find out how to use powers of 10 to write large or small numbers. Learning targets: Given a very large or small number, students can write an expression equal to it using a power of 10.