Students will learn how to quickly convert powers of ten to standard form. That is, students will learn that \(10^n\) is a \(1\) followed by \(n\) zeros. This skill will be built on later, when students learn, more generally, how to convert between scientific notation and standard form.

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Mondrian Art Puzzles (multiplication, algebra)

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6.EE.A.1: Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.