Rounding to 3 Significant Figures

Practise your approximation and rounding skills with this online, 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.

 16.74 74.52 6.434 887.6 7446 7159 32560 48540 835300 574700 0.5716 0.6999 0.06169 0.04861 0.002577 0.002399 7795000 23920000 0.0008192 0.0007398 0.0004498
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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.

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Ole Frehr, Denmark

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"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."

Miss Molinga,

Friday, March 16, 2018

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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

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Curriculum Reference

See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.

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.

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