# What Is Standard Form in Math Terms?

In mathematics, standard form refers to a method of writing numerals to the power of ten. For instance, when writing the number 5432 in standard form, it would appear as 5‰Û¢432 ÌÑ 10 to the power of 3, while 14,500 would be 1‰Û¢45 ÌÑ 10 to the power of 4.