Description: This simulation checks your knowledge of being able to count the number of significant digits.
Keywords: significant digits, decimal, scientific format
Learning Objectives: After successful completion of running the simulation with the student would be able to 1) check if they know how many significant digits are in a number. With enough tries and immediate feedback about the rules, they should be able to master the conversion.
Full Resources: The full resources for the topic of significant digits are given here which include textbook content, a PowerPoint presentation, a multiple-choice test, audiovisual lectures, and application examples.
Software Requirements: Latest versions of Safari, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome.
Credits: Design Team: Autar Kaw. Software development: Mayank Pandey.
We acknowledge the immense help of the Phet Google group, third party libraries: almond-0.2.9.js, easing-equations-r12,FileSaver-b8054a2.js, fontawesome-webfont-3.0.2.svg, jama-1.0.2, jquery-2.1.0.js, lodash-2.4.1.js, pegjs-0.7.0.js, seedrandom-2.4.2.js, text-2.0.12.js, Tween-r12.js
Acknowledgments: This material is based upon work supported partially by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 2013271. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
All Simulations: Here is the link for all the simulations developed.