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Learning Exercise

Material: Accuracy and Precision Home Page
Submitted by: Kurt Cogswell on Jul 23, 2004
Date Last Modified: Jul 23, 2004
Title: Significant Digits-Does it really matter how you measure objects?
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.
Type of Task: Core activity, Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental activity, Team
Topics: Significant digits
Course: Introductory math and science classes.
Audience: College General Ed, High School, Middle School
Prerequisites Skills: 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
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