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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.

44.34

Correct Wrong

48.72

Correct Wrong

6.953

Correct Wrong

813.1

Correct Wrong

5812

Correct Wrong

5942

Correct Wrong

65370

Correct Wrong

58170

Correct Wrong

871800

Correct Wrong

348500

Correct Wrong

0.3335

Correct Wrong

0.7946

Correct Wrong

0.08829

Correct Wrong

0.02748

Correct Wrong

0.001636

Correct Wrong

0.001792

Correct Wrong

3392000

Correct Wrong

77930000

Correct Wrong

0.0007195

Correct Wrong

0.0004591

Correct Wrong

0.0006196

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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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:

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

"Love your game thank you."

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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

More on this topic including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.

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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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