Scientific Notation Tutor

This Tutor will teach you how to write numbers in scientific notation and convert numbers to and from scientific notation. You can enter any value, either as scientific notation or a regular number, and then provide your best estimate of the same number in the other form. The Tutor will assess the two numbers to determine if they are equivalent. If not, it will make logical comments about why the two values can?t be equivalent and how you might think about the problem to improve you answer. The Tutor will answer helpful questions about scientific notation, explain the process of conversion and explain the reasons and advantages of expressing a number in scientific notation. The Tutor encourages investigation and welcomes experimentation with exponential notation.

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