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Copy of DIY Maths: Standard form and engineering notation
In this module, you can study how to write very large and very small decimal numbers in standard form and engineering notation, which are formats that make very large and very small numbers easier to work with.
Standard form (also called "scientific notation") is used by scientists when working with large and small numbers. Engineers use "engineering notation", which is similar to standard form.
The video above shows you how to convert a number to standard form (scientific notation).
Study the concepts of standard form and engineering notation at mathsisfun.com. When you're done you can take a quiz to check your understanding. Just be aware that this site uses the term "scientific notation" where we use "standard form".
Design and print a worksheet for practicing converting numbers to standard form. Please be aware that the term used on this worksheet are different than the ones used in NZ. Their "scientific notation" is our "standard form".
Use these search terms to find additional resources:
standard form scientific notation engineering notation
One odd little thing about our term "standard form" is that it refers to exactly the opposite thing in some other countries. You'll need to be aware of this to make sense of web pages from some other countries (such as the US).