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Scientifico – A Bingo Style Game for Practicing Scientific Notation

Scientifico was probably my favorite activity we did for practicing scientific notation. I found it online here. To play this game, you’ll need game boards for each pair of students, three dice for each pair of students, and a recording sheet for each student. I recommend laminating these game boards for durability.  Of course, I …

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Scientific Notation Square Puzzle Activity

I found a scientific notation square puzzle activity (also known as a tarsia puzzle) online.  I printed these out on different colors of paper and laminated them.  The different colors of paper strategy is a trick I learned this summer at the OCTM conference.   One of the speakers said that she prints activities on …

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4 Fun Scientific Notation Activities

Here are 4 of my favorite scientific notation activities. These activities give students lots of practice with scientific notation in a fun and engaging way. Scientific Notation Ordering Cards This was a great way to see how well my students could transition between the different representations.  It also helped me see if they understood how …

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Scientific Notation Ordering Cards Activity

Today, I want to share a set of scientific notation ordering cards I created to use as a sort of formative assessment to see what previous knowledge my students had about scientific notation and how they were progressing as we moved through our different notes and activities. I did not come up with the numbers …

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Scientific Notation Foldable

I created this scientific notation foldable for my physical science students to glue in their interactive notebooks. The focus of this foldable is on converting to and from scientific notation. Here’s what the inside looks like: Ignore the shiny tape.  I got a bit excited and accidentally ripped my foldable! I really tried to set …

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Giantburgers Scientific Notation Task

One of the final tasks my physical science students did over scientific notation was this Giantburgers task from MARS. My physical science students found this task to be tricky because they really struggled to wrap their mind around what percent means.  I guess it’s a good thing their teacher has a math degree! Free Download …

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