Q1 W9 Oct 7-11 Pre-Algebra

TeacherStephanie Durrance
Subject Area8th Grade Math (Pre-Algebra)
Grade Level8th
Week #9
Unit of InstructionFocus 3: Scientific Notation
Standard(s) Taught

MAFS.8.EE.1.3: Use numbers expressed in the form of a single digit times an integer power of 10 to estimate very large or very small quantities, and to express how many times as much one is than the other.

MAFS.8.EE.1.4: Perform operations with numbers expressed in scientific notation, including problems where both decimal and scientific notation are used.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

write very large and very small numbers in scientific notation. 

compare numbers written in scientific notation to determine how many times larger or smaller one number written in scientific notation is than another.

add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers written in scientific notation by applying laws of exponents.

select the appropriate units for very large and small quantities when solving problems.

demonstrate on the calculator and identify that E on the calculator means   “x 10a”.

Classroom Activities



Number Sense Problem 21 (5 min)

Whole Group: ISN – Multiplying and Dividing in Scientific Notation (30 min)

Small Group: Three rotations at 20 minutes each. (1 hour)

Rotation 1 – Teacher Group (Ready Math Book) – Pages 43-45

Rotation 2 – Partners (Worksheet)/Intervention Teacher –  Multiplying/Dividing Scientific Notation Practice

Rotation 3 – Independent (Technology) – IXL:  G.3, G.4,  I-Ready

Exit Ticket –  Multiplying and Dividing with Scientific Notation (6 min)

Wednesday: (Full Day)


Number Sense Problem 22 (5 min)

Whole Group: Review Operations of Scientific Notation

Small Group: Practice mixed operations with scientific notation. Students will complete task cards in rotations.

Exit Ticket: Mixed Operations of Scientific Notation



Number Sense Problem 20 (5 min)

Whole Group: Review of Focus 1: Rational/Irrational Numbers, Focus 2: Properties of Exponents, and Focus 3: Scientific Notation for DIA. Kahoot! style review.


Early Finishers – I-Ready Math


All IEP and ESOL accommodations provided daily.

Assignments Due

·         Homework: Complete IXL standards: G.3, G.4

·         Exit Tickets:  Multiplying and Dividing Scientific Notation, Mixed Operations of Scientific Notation

·         DIA 1

Additional Resources

Khan Academy videos – type any topic in search bar followed by Khan Academy to find an instructional video for additional support.

IXL – Provides support for any grade level math standard.