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Scientific Notation Word Problems

Core Standard: 8.EE.A.4

Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Grade 8 Number System- 8.EE.A.4

Printable Worksheets And Lessons


  • Population Problem Step-by-Step Lesson- We do a little scientific notation subtraction to solve this one. Very basic at first.

  • Guided Lesson - The mass of the Earth and the Sun get in the mix; along with another population problem.

  • Guided Lesson Explanation - When answering these types of problems you will need plenty of space to spread out your answer.

  • Independent Practice - These are such random questions. I did Google to find actual realistic numbers for them. Who really figured out how much a dust particle weighed?

  • Matching Worksheet -Match the circumstances to their outcomes. You will find these problems a bit challenging to step up.

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Homework Sheets

When students first see the length of problems like this they are intimidated.




Practice Worksheets

Once students master the art of outlining, these problems become much easier for them.




Math Skill Quizzes

Remind students that when the tail ends of scientific notation is the same, they cancel.