Can you name two ways of expressing numbers using scientific notation?
Metric system is a way to measure things. Scientific notation is shorthand for writing really big or really small numbers. Both are used in math, science, and engineering.
Metrics and Scientific Notation
Metric System: The metric system is a system of measurement that uses the meter, liter, and gram as base units of length, volume, and mass. Scientific Notation: Scientific notation is a way to express large or small numbers using powers of ten. It makes it easier to do calculations with big or small numbers. Engineering: Engineering is the application of mathematics, science, and the arts to invent, design, build, maintain, research, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials, and processes.
Which is more challenging to understand: metrics or scientific notation?
- Scientific Notation
Draw / write: What is an example of a metric that is used in everyday life?
Draw / write: What is scientific notation and how is it useful?
How do metrics help us measure things in our everyday lives?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using scientific notation?