Education Technology

Scientific Notation

Published on 02/10/2004

Activity Overview

This StudyCards™ set demonstrates need for scientific notation, using real-world examples. Includes guided activity promoting proper form. Use with Foundations for College Mathematics, ch. 1-4.

Before the Activity

Students should have access to either the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus family of calculators. Download the attached StudyCard file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

Use this StudyCards set to learn or review the need for scientific notation, using real-world examples. Includes guided activity promoting proper form.

After the Activity

Review student results:

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