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Significant Figures Poster Project

I assigned this significant figures poster project to my physical science students. The goal of this project was to get them used to changing between scientific notation and standard notation and to practice rounding numbers so that they have a certain number of significant figures. Students were told to choose a city, state, or country …

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Arithmetic with Significant Figures Task Cards

I created these arithmetic with significant figures task cards for my physical science students to work through as part of a collection of five significant figures stations activities. I called these “task cards,” but an more appropriate name would be “flash cards.” There are ten arithmetic problems on the front of the cards and ten …

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Significant Figures Ordering Cards Activity

I created this deck of significant figures ordering cards as part of my collection of five stations activities for practicing significant figures in physical science. This activity features fifteen cards.  Each card has a number that has anywhere from one to five significant figures.  Students didn’t know this, but there are three cards with one …

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Significant Figures Looping Cards Activity

This significant figures looping cards activity was the first of 5 activities I prepared for a set of significant figures stations. I found these looping cards online on TES.  I changed the font, edited the table so each card would be the exact same size, and modified the wording of a few of the questions. …

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Significant Figures Stations Activities

I created these significant figures stations activities for my physical science students to work through as they practice significant figures. This was my first time ever using stations where different students were doing different activities at the same time. It was great and entirely chaotic! I set up 5 stations for my students to work …

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Significant Figures Two Truths and a Lie Activity

Recently, I had my physical science students work through a series of five stations that had them practicing various aspects of working with significant figures.  One of the stations instructed them to create two truths and a lie about significant figures on a sheet of construction paper. I thought I would share what some of …

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Significant Figures Speed Dating Activity

Today I’m sharing a significant figures speed dating activity I created to give my students practice recognizing how many significant figures there are in a number. I made this activity for my physical science students. You might know this activity by the name “Quiz Quiz Trade.” I also made significant figures posters to hang up …

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Significant Figures Posters

Today I’m sharing some significant figures posters I created. Since I’m teaching physical science this year for the first time, I’m having to review a lot of stuff I haven’t thought about since I was in high school.  One of those things is significant figures. As I’ve been reviewing the rules in preparation to teach …

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