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Rounding to 3 Significant Figures

Practise your rounding skills with this self marking exercise.

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This is level 6; Rounding numbers to three significant figures. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 17 correct.

41.53

Correct Wrong

65.93

Correct Wrong

8.662

Correct Wrong

456.7

Correct Wrong

5841

Correct Wrong

6432

Correct Wrong

31610

Correct Wrong

71920

Correct Wrong

637500

Correct Wrong

188100

Correct Wrong

0.2929

Correct Wrong

0.6314

Correct Wrong

0.05271

Correct Wrong

0.05396

Correct Wrong

0.002538

Correct Wrong

0.006391

Correct Wrong

4495000

Correct Wrong

66990000

Correct Wrong

0.0002593

Correct Wrong

0.0005598

Correct Wrong

0.0005497

Correct Wrong

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This is 'Rounding to 3 Significant Figures'. You can also try rounding to:
Whole number 1 decimal place 2 decimal places 1 sig fig 2 sig figs Ten, hundred etc

Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

"I just found your web page with the online quiz with three significant figures. It's great! Thank you for putting it online! I think my students will enjoy it."

Ole Frehr, Denmark
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 

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Level 1 - Rounding numbers to the nearest whole number

Level 2 - Rounding numbers to one decimal place

Level 3 - Rounding numbers to two decimal places

Level 4 - Rounding numbers to one significant figure

Level 5 - Rounding numbers to two significant figures

Level 6 - Rounding numbers to three significant figures

Level 7 - Rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred etc

Rounding Videos

Rounding to decimal places: A straight forward explanation from SLEP about how to round a number to a given number of decimal places.

Rounding to significant figures: Another video from SLEP but this one is about rounding to a given number of significant figures.

Significant figures: CGP Maths Tutor explain what 'significant figures' means, then talks you through some examples. A video tutorial.

Don't wait until you have finished the exercise before you click on the 'Check' button. Click it often as you work through the questions to see if you are answering them correctly.

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