Factor-Label Method

One millionth of mouthwash is equal to one micro-SCOPE. This conversion video walks scholars through the factor-label method, or dimensional analysis, step by step. It shows sample problems and builds up to more complex problems, from converting days to seconds all the way to miles per hour converted to meters per second. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Video best fits when teaching conversions; may want to pair with a math teacher for cross-curricular teaching
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Explains six degrees of separation, which will engage high school learners
  • Discusses temperature conversions and how the four steps don't work for these problems
Cons

  • None
Common Core