A whole set of resources from the internet that include real-life examples related to powers and scale. Some great stuff.
- To start things off we suggest the excellent Powers of 10 video
- The Scale of the Universe 2 by Cary Huang has some good visuals (choose language, click on objects, use slider)
- The Universal Scale by Nikon offers good examples too. (Can take a time to load.)
- The nrich activity A question of Scale links well with these.
- A 5 minute BBC classroom clip lin: The Approximate History of Place Values has info about place value.
- Another visual offering (2.5 minutes) is the Power of X from TEDxSUMMIT
- Improving Learning in Mathematics: N12 Using Indices is found on our website.
- NCETM have an Index Numbers Workshop. You may need to log on.
- Our Maths Charts by Jenny Eather App for IPhones and iPads has charts on place value and index notation.
Powers & Scale ActivInspire flipchart file
Powers & Scale Notebook file
Powers & Scale pdf file