Compare and Convert Metric Units of Weight

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How big is a gram versus a kilogram? How do you know? Learners tackle this question in the fourth of five videos focused on knowing the relative sizes of measurement units. A review of the term conversion and using a conversion chart is included, along with a recap of the customary and metric systems. Two real-world word problems involving grams and kilograms are then meticulously broken down, showing how to pull out pertinent information from the question and use different strategies for solving.

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  • Detailed explanation of how to convert between milligrams, centigrams, and kilograms is an important reminder for understanding the concepts discussed
  • A discussion of a common misunderstanding helps remind learners to look at the units and not just the numbers when comparing weights
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