# Ch 8: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation

### About This Chapter

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

Check out the short video lessons in this chapter to help you remember the basics of scientific notation as you prepare to take your NES Middle Grades Math test. You can use the comprehensive instruction in these lessons to help you remember this topic so you'll be prepared to answer questions on your exam that ask you about:

- Defining scientific notation
- Understanding examples of scientific notation
- Converting numbers in scientific notation
- Comparing numbers written in scientific notation

The video lessons showcase instructors who offer lively presentations combining visual and audio effects that make learning the materials fun. You can also read video transcripts to reinforce what's learned in the lessons so that you're sure you fully comprehend scientific notation as you prepare for the assessment.

### Objectives of the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation Chapter

The NES Middle Grades Math test assesses your understanding of this subject matter to make sure you're skilled enough to teach in an academic setting and are qualified to secure your teaching license. The topics covered in this NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation chapter are located in the numbers and sense portion of the test. This portion constitutes about 17% of the total exam. The chapter's video lessons reinforce the knowledge that will be vital for success on this assessment and the lesson quizzes help test that knowledge while offering access to questions very similar to those you'll see on test day.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple choice and typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions. You may find questions that provide illustrations, diagrams or graphs to illustrate concepts or help you solve word problems. Each question is followed by four answers, one of which you will be required to choose as the best option.

### 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 NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

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