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.

Express a small number in scientific notation (example)

VIDEO 4:12 minutes
Can you imagine if you had to do calculations with very, very small numbers? How would you handle all those zeros to the right of the decimal? Thank goodness for scientific notation!

Scientific notation examples

VIDEO 11:26 minutes
Learn how to solve a variety of scientific notation problems.

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.