Mathematics J.S.S 2 First Term
Theme: Numbers & Numeration
Sub Theme: Whole Number
Students should be able to;
- Approximate numbers to any given degree of accuracy
- Solve quantitative reasoning problems related to approximation of number.
Approximation of Numbers
To approximate a number means to write a number near the original number that is a number, not exactly the original number. It may be a bit more or less than the original. Whole numbers can be approximated to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, million, etc.
Sometimes we do not need to measure of calculating things exactly. We may only wish to have a rough idea, or to calculate only to a certain degree of accuracy. It is in such cases we talk of decimal places, significant figures of.... View More
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