Ch 26: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Scientific Numbers

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The Scientific Numbers chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with scientific numbers. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Scientific Numbers textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Scientific Numbers chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the scientific numbers topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What scientific notation looks like
  • The rules for rounding decimals
  • How to compare rational numbers
  • Steps for comparing numbers in scientific notation
  • What rate of change is
  • Definitions for what ratios and percents are
  • The formula for figuring out averages
  • Measures of central tendency

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10 Lessons in Chapter 26: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Scientific Numbers
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Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

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.

Working with Decimals

2. Working with Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will become well acquainted with decimals and how to work with them. Learn how you can use them to help you describe what is going on around you.

How to Round Decimals

3. How to Round Decimals

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any decimal number and round it any which way you want. Learn the tipping point that determines whether to go up to the next number or not.

Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

4. Comparing & Ordering Rational Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to look at any rational number and compare it with any other rational number. Learn what you need to do so that you know which number is greater or lesser than another.

Comparing Numbers Written in Scientific Notation

5. 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.

Slopes and Rate of Change

6. Slopes and Rate of Change

If you throw a ball straight up, there will be a point when it stops moving for an instant before coming back down. Consider this as we study the rate of change of human cannonballs in this lesson.

What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview

7. What is Ratio in Math? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson, learn the different ways that mathematicians write ratios. Also learn how ratios are used when cooking. You will also discover how to effectively use ratios to help you get things done.

What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

8. What is a Percent? - Definition & Examples

Thinking in terms of pizza is an excellent way to think about percentages. Learn how it can help you understand percentages in this video lesson. You will also learn about the uses of percentages in the real world.

Identifying & Calculating Averages

9. Identifying & Calculating Averages

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to calculate any kind of average, even the average of certain events when some events repeat. Learn the general formula to use to calculate any average.

How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

10. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range

Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.

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