# Rounding and Scientific Notation

## Rounding

## Video

This video from *Khan Academy* shows gives examples of rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand.

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This video from *Khan Academy* shows how to round to the nearest tenth and hundredth using examples.

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This video from *Khan Academy* gives an example of estimating the sum of two whole numbers using rounding.

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This video from *patrickJMT* shows how to estimate the result of some decimal arithmetic operations by rounding.

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Patrick JMT’s Website: www.patrickjmt.com.

## Notes

Pages 6-7 of these notes from MathCentre discuss rounding a decimal to a certain number of decimal places or significant figures. There are also exercises on page 7 with answers at the end of the document.

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## Interactive Exercises

This NUMBAS exercise lets you practise rounding numbers to various degrees of accuracy.

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## Scientific Notation

## Video

This video from *Khan Academy* shows you how to write a given number in decimal representation as one in scientific notation, and vice versa. This covers writing both large and small numbers.

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This video from *Krista King* describes division of numbers written in scientific notation, as well as converting an example of division in decimal notation to one in scientific notation.

Note: All *Krista King* content is available for free at www.youtube.com/c/Integralcalc.

Krista King’s Website: www.kristakingmath.com .

## Notes

These notes from MathCentre discuss the ideas behind scientific notation, give some examples, and have instructions on using your calculator when dealing with scientific notation.

A pdf of this document can be downloaded here.

## Interactive Exercises

These NUMBAS exercises from TEAM-E let you get some practice converting from decimal to scientific notation and vice versa, and also multiplying and dividing numbers written in scientific notation.

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