This course is a self-paced course, which means students can work through the modules at the pace that is most comfortable for them within a 1-year subscription window. Some students may finish this course in a short period, while others may choose to use the whole 1-year subscription window.
Please note that the one-year access to this Self-Paced course begins at the time of enrollment.
This Precision & Significant Figures course is intended to help high school students become comfortable with the rules necessary for rounding numbers when precision and significant figures are required. Students who have been previously exposed to some rules through a science course such as chemistry and physics may find this self-paced course to be an excellent review.
Students will be taught the proper method of implementing the rules of significant figures for the type of calculations that students are asked to perform in math and science courses. These rules are briefly covered at the beginning of most physics and chemistry textbook, however, the introduction of these rules in a typical text is often brief. This course puts all of the rules in one, comprehensive location and gives students plenty of exposure and practice so they can be comfortable implementing these rules when required.
Students will be assigned readings and practice problems that cover the rules for precision and significant figures. This process will develop a foundation that will be instrumental in success not only in high school chemistry and physics, but later in college science, math, and engineering courses.
This course contains 12 short modules and is designed to be a short science elective course. Completion of this course will generally be faster than a standard science course. A single Module in this course can typically be completed in a single sitting. These modules are short and intended to introduce a single concept to the student at a time through reading and problem sets.
An average student can finish this course at a relaxed pace in about a month, completing 3 modules per week. This course can be taken concurrently with a chemistry/physics course if your student needs review or even as a primer to enrollment in a science course. The short length of this course makes it perfect for summer school!
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