Students use scientific notation to calculate how long it takes light to travel a variety of astronomical distances and then interpret the significance of their findings.

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Darin Beigie, dbeigie@hw.com, teaches mathematics at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, California. His interests include technology in mathematics, problem solving, patterns, alternative curricula, and enrichment.

(Corresponding author is Beigie dbeigie@hw.com)
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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