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Introduction to scientific notation
In this series of lessons, students are introduced to the concept of expressing numbers in standard or scientific form. They go on to explore how to operate with and problem-solve numbers in scientific form.
|Year level(s)||Year 9|
|Purpose||Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies|
|Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches||Explicit teaching|
|Keywords||Scientific notation, Power, Index number|
|Curriculum connections||Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking|
|Strand and focus||Measurement|
|Topics||Using units of measurement, Time, Indices|
|AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions||
Solve problems involving very small and very large measurements, time scales and intervals expressed in scientific notation
Solve spatial problems, applying angle properties, scale, similarity, Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in right-angled triangles
Multiplicative strategies (P10)
Measuring time (P7)
Number and place value (P10)
Proportional thinking (P7)
Understanding geometric properties (P7)
Understanding units of measurement (P10)
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