Significant Figures can be a daunting topic to cover for new and experienced teachers. I have created an easy to follow PowerPoint that summarizes the rules of Significant Figures. This PowerPoint gets right to the rules, has examples and even has answers. Teach your students about significant figures in less time so that you can move on to other topics. 2 separate worksheets are included with this PowerPoint. 1 worksheet has 10 questions and the other worksheet has 20 questions. Answers are provided for both worksheets. I also included a word document that can be used as guided notes for students.
This can be used in any state but specifically meets New York State Physical Setting / Chemistry Standard as follows:
STANDARD 1Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Analysis, Inquiry, and Design
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Key Idea 1:
Abstraction and symbolic representation are used to communicate mathematically.
M1.1 Use algebraic and geometric representations to describe and compare data.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ Measure and record experimental data and use data in calculations
- use appropriate equations and significant digits
- show uncertainty in measurement by the use of significant figures