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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 problemsolve numbers in scientific form.
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Year level(s)  Year 9 

Audience  Teacher 
Purpose  Student task, Teaching resource, Teaching strategies 
Format  Web page 
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches  Explicit teaching 
Keywords  Scientific notation, Power, Index number 
Curriculum alignment 

Curriculum connections  Numeracy, Critical and creative thinking 
Strand and focus  Measurement 
Topics  Using units of measurement, Time, Indices 
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions 
AC9M9M02
Solve problems involving very small and very large measurements, time scales and intervals expressed in scientific notation
AC9M9M03
Solve spatial problems, applying angle properties, scale, similarity, Pythagoras' theorem and trigonometry in rightangled triangles 
Numeracy progression 
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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