# Ch 8: NES Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation

### About This Chapter

## NES Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation - Chapter Summary

This chapter's video lessons on scientific notation can remind you of how to write numbers in scientific notation. Recall the definitions and functions of leading and trailing zeroes. Re-discover the techniques for moving a decimal point to determine whether a power is positive or negative. Study these and other concepts while preparing for the NES Middle Grades Math examination. Explore this chapter's video lessons in order to:

- Explain and provide examples of scientific notation
- Convert numbers to scientific notation
- Compare large and small numbers written in scientific notation

Experienced teachers deliver these short, animated video lessons. Move from one topic to the next by using the video tags. Simply click the *timeline* feature and you'll find the videos' main topics. Each lesson includes a quiz that gauges your comprehension of scientific notation. The quizzes are short, with usually five multiple-choice questions. If you need to take them again, you may do so. You could even print the quiz results for use as an offline study resources.

### NES Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation Chapter Objectives

Display your skills in scientific notation when you're taking the NES Middle Grades Math examination. The exam is composed of four content domains, *Number Sense and Operations* accounts for 17% of the overall examination score and *Algebra and Functions* is worth 33%. *Measurement and Geometry* and *Statistics, Probability and Discrete Mathematics* each amount to 25% of the score. There are 150 multiple-choice questions on the computer-based assessment and you'll have four hours and 15 minutes to complete them.

### 1. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

### 2. Converting Numbers to Scientific Notation

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any number you come across into scientific notation. You will also learn why scientific notation is used and where you are most likely to see it.

### 3. Comparing Numbers Written in Scientific Notation

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to compare numbers written in scientific notation with each other. You will learn how to tell which is larger and which is smaller.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NES Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- NES Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- NES Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- NES Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Integers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Percents
- NES Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- NES Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- NES Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- NES Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- NES Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- NES Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- NES Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- NES Middle Grades Math: One-Step Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Two-Step Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rational Expressions
- NES Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- NES Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- NES Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- NES Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- NES Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- NES Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- NES Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- NES Middle Grades Math: Angles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- NES Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- NES Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- NES Middle Grades Math: Circles
- NES Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- NES Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- NES Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- NES Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- NES Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- NES Middle Grades Math: Probability
- NES Middle Grades Math: Sets
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