Scientific Notation

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Taught by MrA
  • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson on scientific notation, we learn how to convert between decimal notation and scientific notation, and vice versa. The key to scientific notation is expressing a number as A times 10 to the N, where the absolute value of A is between 1 and 10. We also learn that big numbers have positive exponents while small numbers have negative exponents. The lesson includes examples of converting between both notations, as well as addition and subtraction problems with scientific notation. Overall, this is a useful lesson for anyone who works with large or small numbers in their studies or work.

Lesson Description:

A simple explanation of how to convert between decimal notation and scientific notation. Several examples of converting both ways.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What is scientific notation?
  • How do you change a number from scientific notation to decimal notation?
  • How do you change a number from decimal notation into scientific notation?
  • What are examples of scientific notation?
  • How do you multiply numbers that are in scientific notation?
  • How do you divide numbers that are in scientific notation?
  • How do you add numbers that are in scientific notation?
  • Is there an easy way to do scientific notation?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    Have you struggled with Scientific Notation either in science or in math? Do you need more practice and another explanation of how converting to and from scientific notation works? This is the lesson for you. This lesson gives you the "non-technical" way of understanding this topic.
  • cainp

    • Currently 1.0/5 Stars.
    He makes some verbal mistakes. He works out solutions over the original problem. This is not how we want our students to show their work.
  • mnicosia

    • Currently 2.0/5 Stars.
    sloppy presentation. clean the slate and do the example.