Scientific notation intro

2 videos
2 skills
Scientists and engineers often have to deal with super huge (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 is to use scientific notation. If you come to this tutorial with a basic understanding of positive and negative exponents, it should leave you with a new appreciation for representing really huge and really small numbers! Common Core Standard: 8.EE.A.4

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.