Duration: 11:30 + 4:30
Metric conversions can be challenging for many students. I use the "Stairstep" method with my middle school students, with great success.
I am offering these videos as a tool to use in conjunction with my Metric Stairstep handout, and Metric Conversion worksheet, which is available as a stand-alone product in my store.
The first video is 11:30 long, and covers information such as what makes the metric system easier than the US Standard, why I feel the stairstep method is the best method for metric conversions, and finishes up with a step-by-step walkthrough of how to use the metric stairstep.
The second video is 4:30 long, and includes 5 example problems for students to attempt. The video then walks through the 5 problems, step-by-step.
These are excellent supplemental tools to help students master this skill.