• Significant Figures Java Applet
Requires correct identification of number of Significant Figures in numbers and (addition) equations. Here is a little game with significant figures. There are 12 different numbers for which you have to determine the number of significant figures. Try to keep the number of wrong tries to a minimum!
• Math Skills - Significant Figures
In any measurement, the number of significant figures is critical. The number of significant figures is the number of digits believed to be correct by the person doing the measuring. It includes one estimated digit. So, does the concept of significant figures deal with precision or accuracy? I'll answer this question after you peruse the next example. Let's look at an example where significant figures is important: measuring volume in the laboratory. This can be done in many ways: using a beaker with volumes marked on the side, a graduated cylinder, or a buret. Which glassware would give you the most precise volume measurement? Let's figure out the volume for each one a