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THEA Test: Scientific Notation - Chapter Summary
If you haven't explored scientific notation in a while, you might feel intimidated by the thought of tackling this subject area on the THEA test. To ease your mind as you study, review the videos in this chapter. In no time, you'll be prepared to:
- Define and discuss the rules of scientific notation
- Convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back
- Exhibit how to convert any number to scientific notation
- Compare numbers that are written in scientific notation
- Complete problems that address scientific notation
Use the lessons to develop or add to your existing study guide. Enjoy the process of reviewing the lessons in their video format, then highlight or take notes on lesson transcripts you print to ensure you fully understand this chapter.
THEA Test: Scientific Notation Objectives
The topics in this THEA Test: Scientific Notation chapter can help you prepare to tackle questions found in the math section of the exam which consists of 50 multiple-choice questions. Students take the test when attempting to enter a Texas public college or university as a freshman. To increase your chances of admission, you must earn a minimum score of 230 on the math section.
You can prepare for scientific notation questions by exploring the lessons in this chapter as well as taking short self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Ask any questions you have about lesson topics to our experts who are eager to offer assistance.
1. What Is Scientific Notation? - Definition, Rules & Examples
Scientific notation is part of the language of math and science and allows us to deal with a vast array of numbers, large and small. Learn more about what it is, why it's important, and how to use it.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Scientific Notation: Practice Problems
Scientific notation has a lot of exponents, but it's really not that bad - and it's really convenient for working with awkwardly big or small numbers! Get some practice here.
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