Education Technology

The Large and Small Number Game

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This activity gives students an opportunity to see where large and small numbers are used and how scientific notation offers a convenient method of writing such numbers.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
  • Develop an understanding of large numbers and recognize and appropriately use exponential, scientific, and calculator notation
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary