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Learning Exercise: Significant Digits-Does it really matter how you measure objects?

Title:
Significant Digits-Does it really matter how you measure objects?
Material:
Description:
This assignment was created by Paul Burckhard of Lemmon High School, Lemmon, South Dakota. It describes a hands-on measuring laboratory activity that can be used in conjuction with the Accuracy and Precision Home Page, and includes a nice reference handout on Rules for Determining Significant Digits.
Course: Introductory math and science classes.

Info

Submitted by:
Kurt Cogswell
Date Last Modified:
July 23, 2004

Exercise

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School
  • Middle School

Topics

Significant digits

Requirements

scientific notation

Learning Objectives

After having completed this lesson, the student should be able to manage errors in laboratory experiment data by converting large numbers into significant digit form for use in solving equations

Type of Task

  • Core activity
  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team