Numbers written in scientifical notation

In activities that imply the knowledge of the concept 'Mole', students have abstraction difficulties when numbers are gigantic. Scientific notation is a prerequisite here, and students have difficulty in understanding numbers represented in scientific notation such as the number . The representation of numbers in scientific notation is an obstacle when student needs to resolve exercises or solve problems involving the concept of 'Mole'. Students have difficulties at a mathematical level when, for example, needs to write the number 56000000000000 in scientific notation .

Post Type: Student_problem | Education Level: School 11-15 | Country: Portugal
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About Sara Cruz

Sara is in a PhD researcher at UMinho, integrated in the JuxtaLearn's Portuguese Team. Her research interests are the use of video in education, and how creative video editing can be a pedagogical strategy in understanding the threshold concepts in Mathematics and Technology.