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Standard Form 2

A self marking exercise on scientific notation or standard form.

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Here are some numbers written in standard form. Can you write them in normal form.

6.33 x 10-5 =

Correct Wrong

2.36 x 10-1 =

Correct Wrong

9.87 x 10-4 =

Correct Wrong

8.15 x 10-5 =

Correct Wrong

5.02 x 10-5 =

Correct Wrong

3.81 x 10-1 =

Correct Wrong

8.41 x 10-5 =

Correct Wrong

6.71 x 10-4 =

Correct Wrong

8.25 x 10-2 =

Correct Wrong

9.72 x 10-5 =

Correct Wrong

3.97 x 10-3 =

Correct Wrong

8.67 x 10-4 =

Correct Wrong


This is Standard Form level 2. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Level 9


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Description of Levels



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.

Finally there is a drag-and-drop standard form ordering activity.


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 104

= 3.48 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10

= 3.48 x 10000

= 34800


3.48 x 10-2

3.48 x 1100

= 3.48 ÷ 100

= 0.0348


Finally note that any number raised to the power zero is 1 so:

3.48 x 100

= 3.48 x 1

= 3.48

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