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Precision: The Neglected Part of the Measurement Standard

Donald Nowlin 

January 2007, Volume 100, Issue 5, Page 356

Abstract:
The concepts of precision and significant digits are often ignored by mathematics teachers. The author examines the results of this trend and recommends five principles to use with problems involving measurements.

Keywords:
Article
Calculators
Grades 9-12
Curriculum
Geometry & Measurement
Teacher