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Aim: How is Scientific notation used? Do Now: - In your notebooks, explain why scientists use scientific notation.

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1 Aim: How is Scientific notation used? Do Now: - In your notebooks, explain why scientists use scientific notation.

2 Scientific notation is used to write numbers in a short-hand form. This technique makes really large or really small numbers easier to read and write. Ex: 9,600,000 = =

3 Rules for writing in Scientific Notation Step 1: Position the decimal point to get a number between 1 and 10. Step 2 Count the number of places the decimal point was moved to get the number between 1 and 10. Where did it start originally? Step 3 Write the number as a product between 1 and 10 to a power of 10 using the number of spaces the decimal moved as your exponent. If there is no decimal where does it belong?

4 Closure: - Take a “Writing numbers in Scientific Notation” worksheet from the back. Working with the person sitting next to you, work on the practice problems on the front of the worksheet.

5 10) 6.57x ) 5.45x )2.245x ) 8.03x ) 6.783x ) 3.47x ) 1.2x ) 5.7x ) ) ) ) ).06523) ).14 25) ) ) )4.6x ) 4.605X10 6 3) 3.3X10 4 4) 9.632X10 3 5) 8.0X ) 3.0X ) 1.458X10 6 8)1.4X ) 5.7X10 3


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