Metric Units for Length

Powers of 10 are the key! Individuals learn how to convert units of length using the metric system in a video lesson. The presenter uses a visual reference to help scholars decide when to multiply or divide and by what power of 10.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Give pupils a meter stick or meter paper tape to use a reference when making conversions
  • Have learners measure an object in millimeters, centimeters, and meters to compare with conversions
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects fluent multiplication and division by powers of 10
Pros

  • Offers several examples for each conversion type
  • Includes a practice assignment for independent study
Cons

  • None