What is the nature of numbers

Small and large numbers of nature

Course topics

  • digi.komp8 example


    5th grade

    • Task 1

      Assign size

    • Research the sizes (in m) of the objects listed below on the Internet and enter them in the table.
      Always add new lines to the correct place in the table (from the largest value to the smallest value)!

      Size of an electron, proton, chromosome, DNA, lead atom, hydrogen atom, statue of liberty, tallest building in the world, Mount Everest, diameter of the earth, distance from earth to sun, distance to the nearest star, one light year, diameter of the Milky Way, ...

      Some examples:
      - Human, 1.8 meters - classification at one
      - Hydrogen atom diameter 100 picometers - Classification by Pico, trillionths
      - Sun 1 000 000 000 m - classification at Giga, billion

    • Very large and very small numbers are specified using powers of ten in floating point notation. Your calculator also uses this representation.
    • additional task

      Interesting numbers about an object and calculations

      Select an object from the film at the beginning of the course and do some research on the internet for interesting numbers.
      Think about calculations and do them.
      Present your object and the calculations in a presentation.

      Example planet earth:

  • Metadata

    Information for teachers

    Subject mattermathematics
    Relation to the subject curriculum
    Know and be able to use the power notation
    School level 7th grade
    Expenditure of time 1 - 2 teaching units
    Action dimension
    • Knowledge and understanding
    • Apply and design
    Digital skills

    2. Information, data and media literacy

    2.1 Search and find

    2.1.2 Pupils plan specifically and independently the search for information, data and digital content with the help of suitable strategies and methods (e.g. search terms), suitable tools or useful sources.

    3.Operating systems and standard applications

    3.3 Presentation software

    3.3.1 Schoolchildren create presentations using pictures, graphics and other objects,

    3.3.2 Pupils observe the basic rules of presentation (e.g. meaningful pictures, short texts)


    3.4.2 Pupils create, change and format tables,

    Tags:Math, floating point representation, powers of ten, large numbers, small numbers, presentations, internet research, spreadsheets