Reflection: Backwards Planning The Depths and Death of Space - Section 3: Is he correct?


My students are not familiar with scientific notation yet,  at least we have not covered it to date in my course. Today, they will encounter it as they use calculators to deal with this problem. I view this as a great opportunity to discuss scientific notation and its appearance on the calculator. I am ready and I will be on the lookout for students staring at a calculator with a puzzled face.

I cover Scientific Notation later in my course in the following units:


  Exploring Large Quantities without Scientific Notation
  Backwards Planning: Exploring Large Quantities without Scientific Notation
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The Depths and Death of Space

Unit 11: Law and Order: Special Exponents Unit
Lesson 11 of 17

Objective: SWBAT to use exponential reasoning to discuss the Isaac Asimov's short story, "The Last Question."

Big Idea: Science fiction is a great resource for math class!

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Math, Exponents and Exponential Functions, Exponents, isaac asimov, super computer, very large numbers, properties of exponents, Math 8, exponentiation, Laws of Algebra, skill development
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