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Accuracy and Precision

Accuracy and Precision

Author: Susan Venegas

Students will compare and contrast accuracy and precision.

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Chapter 3.1 Using and Expressing Measurements, page 137 

Additional Information on Precision! Not in Video!

Rules to follow in measurements

1. The more decimals in the recorded measurement, the greater the precision of the instrument. 

2. The more divisions a piece of equipment has, the greater the precision of the instrument.

3. The measurement scale on the instrument should be read with the last digit of the recorded   measurement being estimated.

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