Students learn that in the metric system, all measures of length are based on meters. For example, a centimeter is 1/100 of a meter. And all measures of weight are based on grams. For example, a kilogram is 1000 grams. And all measures of volume are ...based on liters. For example, a milliliter is 1/1000 of a liter. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 4,500 milligrams = ____ grams.[more]

In this video Sal Khan discusses the metric system while using a word problem concerning perimeter. (05:42) The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. (This problem concerns how to
convert kilometers to meters.)

When converting measurements in the metric system, it's helpful to keep in mind the associations between the units. Convert miles to kilometers with help from a math teacher in this free video on basic math lessons.

This animated video demonstrates using the ladder method to make metric conversions. Examples are shown with the steps appearing in print. ( The video does not include narration, but it is set to music.) ( 1:33)

Students learn the following customary units of measurement: inch, foot, ounce, ton, fluid ounce, pint, gallon, yard, pound, cup, quart, and so on. Students also learn to convert from one customary unit of measurement to another using the following c...onversion factors: 60 seconds = 1 minute, 7 days = 1 week, 3 feet = 1 yard, 16 ounces = 1 pound, 4 quarts = 1 gallon, and so on. Students are then asked to solve problems using conversion factors, such as 18 feet = ____ inches. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.[more]

Your Tutor Online Video. This video shows how to convert one unit of measure to another using a chart. Video shows conversion using a chart as an extra help. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic....[more]

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