Standard Form 1Test your understanding of standard form (scientific notation) with this selfmarking quiz. 
Here are some numbers written in standard form. Can you write them in normal form.
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Level 1  Converting from standard form. Positive indices.
Level 2  Converting from standard form. Negative indices.
Level 3  Converting from standard form. Mixed including zero as the index.
Level 4  Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 1.
Level 5  Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 2.
Level 6  Converting to standard form. The inverse of level 3.
Level 7  Mixed calculations.
Level 8  Mixed calculations without a calculator.
Level 9  Multiple choice exercise.
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Standard form, also known as scientific notation, is a way of conveniently writing numbers that accommodates values too large or small to be conveniently written in standard decimal notation.
3.48 x 10^{4}
= 3.48 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10
= 3.48 x 10000
= 34800
3.48 x 10^{2}
3.48 x ^{1}⁄_{100}
= 3.48 ÷ 100
= 0.0348
Finally note that any number raised to the power zero is 1 so:
3.48 x 10^{0}
= 3.48 x 1
= 3.48
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