# Category Archives: Measurement

## Significant Figures

Image Source: http://img.ehowcdn.com Often our Calculator gives us very long answers which need to be rounded off to have a smaller number of “Significant Figures”. For example, if we measure the Height of all the students in our class, and … Continue reading

## Scientific Notation

Image Source: http://wallpaperswa.com “Scientific Notation”, (also referred to as “Standard Form”), is used by Scientists to represent very large numbers, like the Distance between stars and planets, in a much simpler form. It is also used by Geographers and Economists … Continue reading

## Volume of Prisms

Image Source: http://img.thesun.co.uk Many jobs require a good knowledge and understanding of Volume. Medical Personnel need to administer blood and drugs in specific volumes to patients using cylindrical injection containers and intravenous drips. Concreters need to calculate correct volumes of … Continue reading

## Converting Metric Units

Image Source: http://www.simplum.com Many people need to convert Metric Units as part of their job. People such as Tradesmen, Engineers, Scientists, Construction Workers, Doctors, Pharmacists, Fashion Designers, Interior Decorators, Architects, Builders, Statisticians, Nurses, Firemen, CSI Detectives, and many others. In this … Continue reading

## Arc Length and Area of Sectors

Image Source: http://www.jeffcoughlin.com In this lesson we look at the fractions of circles which are called “Sectors”. We cover how to find the “Arc Length” and the “Area” of these sectors. This lesson assumes that people already know how to … Continue reading