The Metric System

What do Myanmar, Liberia, and the United States have in common? They are the only countries that don't use the metric system. The video introduces the metric system by starting with the prefixes. It finishes by showing how to solve conversion problems.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create additional practice problems converting within the metric system
  • Challenge scholars to come up with their own mnemonic for the metric system
Classroom Considerations

  • Avoid displaying comments that include foul language when showing the video in class
Pros

  • Connects concepts in math and science
  • Chart at 2:48 makes a great poster
Cons

  • None