Category Archives: significant figures

Significant figures and decimal places

Following the finding that students struggle with significant figures and decimal places, we added a question that tested fairly basic rule-based understanding (of stuff that I thought we were teaching quite well in the Maths for Science book). The question … Continue reading

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to two significant figures

I know I keep banging on about the importance of monitoring your questions when they are ‘out there’, being used by students. If what follows appears to be a bit of a trick (and in a sense it is), it’s a trick with … Continue reading

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