**Georgia Performance Standards (GPS – 8th grade)**

M8N1. Students will understand different representations of numbers including square roots, exponents and scientific notation, (i) simplify expressions containing integer exponents, (j) express and use numbers in scientific notation.

**National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM – grades 6 – 8)**

Develop an understanding of large numbers and recognize and appropriately use exponential, scientific and calculator notation

*Note that standards in this lesson plan are for example only. This lesson can be easily adapted to meet your state's specific standards.*