Scientific Notation

Scientific Notation

This webinar on scientific notation is part of our MCAT math series. Scientific notation is part of “speaking the language” of math, and is useful for clearly writing very large or very small numbers. You will also learn more about what the MCAT will expect from you in terms of math proficiency.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Write both large and small numbers into scientific notation

  • Complete orders of operation with scientific notation

  • Round numbers appropriately

  • Convert between fractions and decimals


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The prefixes for scientific notation in unit conversations

  • Basic orders of operations and exponent rules


On the MCAT

  • Scientific notation can help save you a lot of time on the test and help you avoid careless errors

  • The test is not the nicest when present you with numbers to use, so always see if there is another way to write them for faster computation


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