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In this activity, students use base-two slide rules, log tapes, and calculators to practice raising exponents in base notation and pulling down exponents in log notation. Students will develop an understanding that antilog notation expresses the exact same idea as raising a base to a power. This activity is activity C2 in the "Far Out Math" educator's guide. Lessons in the guide include activities in which students measure, compare quantities as orders of magnitude, become familiar with scientific notation, and develop an understanding of exponents and logarithms using examples from NASA's GLAST mission. These are skills needed to understand the very large and very small quantities characteristic of astronomical observations. Note: In 2008, GLAST was renamed Fermi, for the physicist Enrico Fermi.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Mathematics:Number and operations,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,High School Programming,High School,Fermi,Space Science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123240240T,Astrophysics,Mathematics,Physics,General Public

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English

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