Computing with scientific notation

6 videos
2 skills
You already understand what scientific notation is. Now you'll actually use it to compute values and solve real-world problems.

Multiplying three numbers in scientific notation (example)

VIDEO 7:35 minutes
Multiplying really big or really small numbers is much easier when using scientific notation. This video gives an example of multiplying three numbers that are written in scientific notation.

Speed of light and distance from sun (scientific notation word problem)

VIDEO 4:27 minutes
Amazingly, we can figure out how far the sun is from the earth if we know how to multiply numbers in scientific notation.

U.S. national debt (scientific notation word problem)

VIDEO 6:21 minutes
Ever wonder what your part of the national debt is? It might surprise you. What isn't surprising is that you can use scientific notation and division to figure out the answer.

Multiplying and dividing in scientific notation (example)

VIDEO 2:53 minutes
Learn how to simplify a multiplication and division expression using scientific notation. The expression in this problem is (7 * 10^5) / ((2 * 10^-2)(2.5 * 10^9)).

Multiplying and dividing scientific notation

Practice expressing products and quotients in scientific notation.

Red blood cells in human body (scientific notation word problem)

VIDEO 4:46 minutes
Vampires and math students want to know: How many red blood cells are in the a human body? We can find the answer using scientific notation.

Computing in scientific notation

Practice solving more challenging problems involving scientific notation.