Compare and Convert Metric Units of Length

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Leaping frogs lead the way in a lesson on metric conversion. A review of the customary measurement system and metric system starts the lesson, followed by a detailed explanation of how the metric system is based around the meter. Then, a series of word problems help learners understand how to move between kilometers, meters, centimeters, and millimeters. For each problem, more than one strategy for solving is demonstrated. This is the third of five lessons on understanding the relative sizes of measurement units. 

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  • Thorough discussion of how the metric system works is a great primer for beginning a unit or reviewing the concepts
  • Providing multiple strategies for solving the same problem increases the access points for understanding how conversion works
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