Numbers and operations

Math is all about numbers (like 89 and 3.14) and operations (like addition and multiplication). In these tutorials, we learn about a some new types of numbers and some new types of operations.

Scientific notation intro

Scientists and engineers often deal with super huge numbers like 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 and super small numbers like 0.0000000000532. How can they do this without tiring their hands out? How can they look at a number and understand how large or small it is without counting the digits? The answer to both questions: scientific notation.