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Scientific Notation - How Big? How Far? How many?

## Scientific Notation - How Big? How Far? How many?

** Description:**Students will calculate relationships in the solar system using scientific notation. This requires that students understand how to multiply and divide exponential expressions

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**Subject(s):**- Mathematics
- Mathematics > Algebra
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**Educational Level(s):**- College & Beyond

**Instructional Component Type(s):**- Activity: Exercise

- From: San Diego Area Knowledge Exchange for Developmental Math (SAKE)
- Contributed By: SAKE Owner SAKE Owner

**Created by:**by Alan Bass and Terrie Teegarden, San Diego Mesa College

**Type of activity:**lecture, small group problem solving (paper and pencil)

3. **Course level:** Beginning Algebra

4. **Topic:** Scientific Notation

5. **Materials:** Calculator

6. **Time required:** 20-30 minutes

7. **Description:** Students will calculate relationships in the solar system using scientific notation. This requires that students understand how to multiply and divide exponential expressions

8. **Implementation notes** (follow up/discussion questions, pedagogical recommendations, etc.):

- Select other planets and calculate their relationship with the earth.
- Investigate the distance from earth to a variety of constellations.

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