Scientific Notation Part I

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Lesson Summary:

In this introduction to scientific notation, Professor Perez explains what it is and what numbers meet the criteria for scientific notation. He also demonstrates how to convert numbers to scientific notation and emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying numbers. Through a series of examples, he shows students how to move the decimal point and how to divide or multiply by powers of 10 to get the correct answer in scientific notation. Overall, this is a great lesson for beginners in algebra to learn the fundamentals of scientific notation.

Lesson Description:

An introduction to scientific notation.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What is scientific notation?
  • How can you tell if a number is written in scientific notation?
  • How do you change a number in scientific notation to decimal notation?
  • How do you know which way to move the decimal point with scientific notation?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video is a great intro to scientific notation, how it is written, and how to write numbers that are in scientific notation in decimal notation. The first few problems are explained using fractions. You will learn which way to move the decimal point when converting from scientific notation.
  • devinsmiller

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    pretty fun
  • anisah

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    lot of fun
  • litlarcher

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    This instructor always makes learning math less painful and more playful!
  • green

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    thank you i love it it is funny