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ERIC Number: EJ863154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The Box-and-Dot Method: A Simple Strategy for Counting Significant Figures
Stephenson, W. Kirk
Journal of Chemical Education, v86 n8 p933-935 Aug 2009
A visual method for counting significant digits is presented. This easy-to-learn (and easy-to-teach) method, designated the box-and-dot method, uses the device of "boxing" significant figures based on two simple rules, then counting the number of digits in the boxes. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A