Common Core: 8.EE.3
Suggested Learning Targets
- I can express numbers as a single digit times an integer power of 10 (Scientific
- I can use scientific notation to estimate very large and/or very small quantities.
- I can compare quantities to express how much larger one is compared to the other.
The following figures show how to convert to scientific notation. Scroll down the page for examples and solutions.
Estimating Using Scientific Notation (8.EE.3)
Scientific Notation for Large Numbers.
Scientific Notation for Small Numbers.
The planet Lukon has 2 neighboring planets. Planet A is 9 x 107
miles away, and Planet B is 3 x 104
miles away. How many times further away is Planet A than Planet B?
Positive Scientific Notation
Change these numbers into scientific notation.
Change these numbers into standard form
5.07 x 104
3.2 x 1012
1.55 x 106
Negative Scientific Notation
Ordering Numbers in Scientific Notation
Order from Least to Greatest
0,052 x 107
, 5.2 x 105
, 53.2 x 10, 534
9 x 10-7
, 8 x 10-8
, 7 x 10-6
, 6 x 10-10
50.1 x 10-3
, 4.8 x 10-1
, 0.52 x 10-3
, 56 x 10-2
0.53 x 107
, 5300 x 10-1
, 5.3 x 105
, 530 x 108
Compare numbers in scientific notation
How much greater is:
6 x 105
than 2 x 103
8.4 x 109
than 2.1 x 108
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