Unit 2: Scientific Notation & Laws of Exponents

Overview

Ever wondered how to teach scientific notation and laws of exponents to 8th-grade students in an engaging way?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about converting numbers between scientific notation and standard form. Later on, they will build on this knowledge to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers in scientific notation.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these mathematical concepts are applied in real-world situations.

It's an exciting way to teach scientific notation and laws of exponents while comprehensively meeting 8th-grade Common Core Standards.

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Laws of Exponents & Scientific Notations Guided Notes BUNDLE | 8th Grade CCSS

Laws of Exponents & Scientific Notations Guided Notes BUNDLE | 8th Grade CCSS

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Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

  • Convert numbers between scientific notation and standard form.

  • Add and subtract numbers in scientific notation.

  • Multiply and divide numbers in scientific notation.

  • Apply the laws of exponents to simplify expressions with negative exponents, zero exponents, and power of a power rule.

  • Utilize the product and quotient exponent rules to simplify expressions involving variables with exponents.

Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

  • Basic understanding of exponents

  • Multiplication and division of numbers

  • Basic knowledge of place value and powers of 10

  • Understanding of the concept of scientific notation and standard form

Key Vocabulary

  • Scientific Notation

  • Standard Form

  • Add

  • Subtract

  • Multiply

  • Divide

  • Exponents

  • Power

Lesson Map

Extensions

Scientific Notation Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 8th Grade CCSS

Scientific Notation Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 8th Grade CCSS

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Students practice scientific notation, including converting between scientific notation and standard form, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers written in scientific notation, and properties of exponents (i.e. laws of exponents) including the product rule, quotient rule, power of a power, negative exponents, and zero exponents with this 8th Grade CCSS Scientific Notation Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 6 products with 12 pixel art activities total for a complete 8th grade Common Core scientific notation unit.

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Unit 1

Real Numbers

Unit 3

Linear Equations & Systems of Equations

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