Converting between Metric Units for Area

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If one meter is 100 centimeters, how many square centimeters is equal to one square meter? Hint: the answer isn't 100! How many pupils make this mistake? A video lesson calculates the conversion factor of the common metric area units. After discussing the conversion factors, the presenter demonstrates how to convert from one square unit to another.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a graphic organizer that sorts linear, square, and cubic units
  • Have learners draw a picture to show the dimensions of the area for each conversion
Classroom Considerations

  • An understanding of area calculations is essential to understanding the content of the lesson

  • Provides an explanation of the conversion factor prior to the examples
  • Includes a resource for independent practice

  • None