Scientific notation intro

2 videos
2 skills
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.

Scientific notation example 1

VIDEO 4:12 minutes
Scientific Notation I

Scientific notation

VIDEO 11:26 minutes
Scientific Notation

Scientific notation intuition

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice moving the decimal point to express a number in scientific notation.

Scientific notation

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Practice expressing numbers in scientific notation.