Rounding to significant figures (Part 1)

In this lesson you will be introduced to significant figures and understand the concept of degrees of accuracy. You will also learn how to round whole numbers to a given significant figure.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 6

Q1.What does this symbol mean? ≈

1/6

Q2.Find an approximation for:

2/6

Q3.A student is thinking of an approximate value for √(67 ). What should her answer be?

3/6

Q4.Find an approximation for:

4/6

Q5.Find an approximation for:

5/6

Q6.Why is the approximation to this calculation greater than the actual answer?

6/6

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 6

Q1.What does this symbol mean? ≈

1/6

Q2.Find an approximation for:

2/6

Q3.A student is thinking of an approximate value for √(67 ). What should her answer be?

3/6

Q4.Find an approximation for:

4/6

Q5.Find an approximation for:

5/6

Q6.Why is the approximation to this calculation greater than the actual answer?

6/6

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Quiz:

Rounding to Significant Figures

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 6

Q1.What does degree of accuracy mean?

1/6

Q2.How many significant figures does 0.0045 have?

2/6

Q3.How many significant figures does 5610 have?

3/6

Q4.Rounding 405.3 to the nearest integer is the same as rounding to ________ significant figures.

4/6

Q5.Round 7906 to 3 s.f.

5/6

Q6.What does significant figure tell us?

6/6

Quiz:

Rounding to Significant Figures

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 6

Q1.What does degree of accuracy mean?

1/6

Q2.How many significant figures does 0.0045 have?

2/6

Q3.How many significant figures does 5610 have?

3/6

Q4.Rounding 405.3 to the nearest integer is the same as rounding to ________ significant figures.

4/6

Q5.Round 7906 to 3 s.f.

5/6

Q6.What does significant figure tell us?

6/6

Lesson summary: Rounding to significant figures (Part 1)

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