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Accuracy, Precision, and Measurement Objectives Students will be able to: Diferentiate between accuracy and precision. IdentiFy and give examples oF accuracy and precision. Read scales and meters to maximum precision. 1

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Reading Scales to Maximum Precision 1. Find the amount represented by each interval on the scale. (Subtract a pair of adjacent labeled numbers and divide by the number of intervals between them.) 2. Find all known digits in your reading
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Unformatted text preview: using the gradations. (Count the number of intervals beyond a labeled number and add to it the amount represented by those intervals.) 3. Estimate the ﬁnal digit (Estimate by eye any additional fraction of an interval needed to complete the reading and add the amount represented to complete your ﬁnal reading. Even if this fraction is zero, you must record the zero in order to report at maximum precision. ) 2...
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