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 part of the 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 part of the 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.
Feel free to share it privately (Google Classroom?) with your students, but please do not post it publicly on the web.