Powers of Ten
11 Common Themes
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 1
Representing very large or very small numbers in terms of powers of ten makes it easier to perform calculations using those numbers.
Learning Goal 2
Because different properties are not affected to the same degree by changes in size, large changes in size typically change the way that things work in physical, biological, or social systems.
Learning Goal 3
As the number of parts in a system grows in size, the number of possible internal interactions increases much more rapidly, roughly with the square of the number of parts.