Dimensional Analysis

Convey to your pupils the importance of units, then show how to use dimensional analysis to perform a unit conversion. The math instructional activity includes detailed worked-out solutions to guide learners in their practice.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Require learners to show how they set up each problem using dimensional analysis
  • Post the lesson as notes for absent pupils
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds directly from the previous lesson in this series on measurement
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Pros

  • Uses a problem solving approach to learn the process of unit conversion
Cons

  • None
Common Core