This Java applet is a game designed to provide practice in significant figures for beginners. Users view a number and must determine the number of significant figures. Scores are automatically tallied, with short explanations given for incorrect responses.
This item is part of a larger collection of physics applets.
This resource is part of a Physics Front Topical Unit.
Topic: Measurement and the Language of Physics Unit Title: Applying Measurement in Physics
A simple online game to help beginning students get a feel for the rules of significant figures. The score is automatically tallied, with explanations given for incorrect responses. **After completing this activity, try the resource directly below in cooperative learning groups. For background info, see the tutorial below from the University of Guelph.
%0 Electronic Source %A Bauer, Wolfgang %D March 10, 2004 %T The Applet Collection: Significant Figures %V 2014 %N 3 September 2014 %8 March 10, 2004 %9 application/java %U http://www.lon-capa.org/~mmp/applist/sigfig/sig.htm
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