A nice post about Standard Form!
Coming across You’re Getting Old, it struck me that the numbers generated by the site would be perfect for standard form exercises; put in a student’s date of birth and even the young ones will have some big numbers reported! For example, for a 12 year old, the following figures are generated, some updated while you watch.
Some other resources for standard form:
I have been interested in Astronomy since discovering Patrick Moore’s books in the library as a child so enjoyed Richard Byrne’s post on resources to help students understand the size of the universe, I particularly like 100,000 Stars, a visualization of the 100,000 stars closest to Earth. All those lovely big numbers in Astronomy are excellent for teaching Standard Form; I wrote some time ago on the excellent mathematics resources available from NASA, see this on Scientific notation for example.
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