Standard Form Calculations | Number | Maths | FuseSchool

In this video we are going to look at how to do calculations with standard form. When adding and subtracting numbers in standard form, we need to write the numbers out into ordinary numbers, do the sum and then turn the answer back into standard form. With multiplication and division we can work it out without writing numbers out in full - it's much quicker. Start by multiplying (or dividing) the first part of each number together (the number that is between 1 and 10). Then for the X10 part we make use of the indices rules. For multiplication we add the powers together and for division we subtract the powers. Much faster than writing the numbers out into ordinary numbers!! The one thing to be careful about with multiplication and division of numbers in standard form is that the final answer is actually in standard form - so the first number has to be between 1 and 10. When you multiply or divide it quite often will be too big or too small, so you need to rewrite this number into correct standard form - at this stage I always think it's easiest to write the number out into an ordinary number and then back into standard form to make sure you don't make a mistake. Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. VISIT us at, where all of our videos are carefully organised into topics and specific orders, and to see what else we have on offer. Comment, like and share with other learners. You can both ask and answer questions, and teachers will get back to you. These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: Friend us: This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: Click here to see more videos:

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