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2.4: Significant Figures

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • explain the necessity for significant figures.
  • determine significant figures of the equipment pieces chosen.
  • identify the number of significant digits in a measurement.
  • use significant figures properly in measurements and calculations.
  • determine the number of significant digits in the result of a calculation.
  • round calculated values to the correct number of significant digits.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Significant Figures 1.0 None

Activities for Lesson 4

Laboratory Activities

  • None


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  • Significant Figures

Extra Readings

  • None

Answers for Significant Figures (L4) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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