Standard Form


scientists and mathematicians use standard form as a way of writing very large or very small numbers without using lots of zeros.

numbers written in standard form are shown in two parts, the first part as a number between 1 and 10 and the second part as a power of 10.


Key Skills

  • write any number in standard form
  • write a number in standard form as an ordinary decimal number
  • use a calculator to do calculations involving powers of ten


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