Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples


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Convert 36,098,000 to scientific notation.

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1. Convert 0.00028 to scientific notation.

2. Convert 8.06 x 10^-1 to standard notation.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific notation is a way of writing numbers used especially by scientists to make calculation easier. The worksheet and quiz will help you understand the notation, and will assess you on your ability to properly read and convert numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on:

  • Reading scientific notation
  • Converting from standard to scientific notation
  • Converting from scientific to standard notation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of scientific notation
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving scientific notation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as standard and scientific notation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding standard and scientific notation

Additional Learning

To learn more about scientific notation and its proper use, review the accompanying lesson on How to Use Scientific Notation. The lesson covers key objectives, including:

  • Define scientific notation
  • Explore examples of numbers presented in scientific notation
  • Know how to accurately write in scientific notation
  • Convert from standard to scientific notation and vice versa