I ran across this scientific notation dominoes activity while planning my scientific notation unit, but I didn’t end up using it. I am still including it here because I think it is a great activity! Link to Download Scientific Notation Dominoes Scientific Notation Dominoes

# Scientific Notation Activities

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 …

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 …

Here are 8 of my favorite scientific notation activities. These activities give students lots of practice with scientific notation in a fun and engaging way. Scientific Notation Activities

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 …

To practice our scientific notation skills, we completed this scientific notation ranking task in our interactive notebooks. This problem is from the MARS Size It Up lesson. (I didn’t use the lesson – just the chart from page 13). Free Download

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 …

I created this scientific notation graphic organizer for my physical science students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I wanted to start class with a discussion of why scientific notation is useful and what it looks like. Free Download of Scientific Notation Graphic Organizer

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 …