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# Ongoing Assessment during the Scientific Notation Unit

Lesson 6 of 21

## Objective: SWBAT to test their understanding of scientific notation and reflect on ways to master the topic

Behind every lesson and moment of teaching in this unit, I keep the types of assessment questions I ask at the back of my mind. I keep these questions in this document: Scientific Notation Question Types.pptx

This is not a secret document. It is something I share with students and families from the moment I start the unit. When I create an assessment, I simply change the numbers, subjects and wording of each question. I want students to understand the types of questions they are expected to answer and want them to think about how to best approach these challenges.

It is also important that we never drop these questions. As we move into other units, I *always* find ways to return to these questions. I include them on major assessments (which can get longer as the year progresses), but I also include them on homework assignments, exit tickets and other mini-assessments.

These questions are meant for a summative assessment, but I do allow students to fix their mistakes via quiz corrections. I am always altering the format and methodology to quiz corrections, but here is the general idea:

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- LESSON 1: The Sand Reckoner
- LESSON 2: How High Can You Count?
- LESSON 3: The Mechanics of Scientific Notation
- LESSON 4: Deconstructing Standard Form
- LESSON 5: Fluency with Large Numbers
- LESSON 6: Ongoing Assessment during the Scientific Notation Unit
- LESSON 7: One Quadrillion Yen
- LESSON 8: Fabulous Fab
- LESSON 9: Sand, Stars and Water Drops
- LESSON 10: Strings for Small Numbers
- LESSON 11: Fluency with Small Numbers
- LESSON 12: Homework and Scientific Notation
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- LESSON 14: Don't Eat the Hot Sauce
- LESSON 15: The Powers of 10
- LESSON 16: Astronomical Units
- LESSON 17: The Most Annoying Sound on Earth
- LESSON 18: Products and Quotients in Scientific Notation
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