Metric system

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set R: Metric and Imperial Conversions (2012)

Workplace Education Manitoba's (WEM's) video series Numeracy: The Basics includes 50 videos that cover 25 numeracy topics. WEM has also developed a series of 25 workbooks to accompany the video series, and provide learners with more opportunities to practise the math skills they are learning.

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2013-08-09

Numeracy: The Basics Workbook – Set Q: Metric Conversions (2012)

This workbook is part of a series developed to accompany Workplace Education Manitoba’s (WEM’s) Numeracy: The Basics video series. The series contains 50 videos, covering both concept and practice for 25 numeracy topics.

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2013-08-08

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Practice [Video - 7:43] (2011)

Learners can use this video tutorial to practise their skills in making conversions between imperial and metric measures.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

Learners can pause the video while they work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

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2012-06-28

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Concept [Video - 9:31] (2011)

This video tutorial builds on the skills required to make conversions within the metric and imperial measurement systems by showing learners how to make conversions between the two systems.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions, to solve a number of problems.

He recommends using a calculator to speed up the process.

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2012-06-28

Metric Conversions - Practice [Video - 5:58] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to practise converting measurements in the metric system.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions. The problems use millimetres, centimetres and metres.

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2012-06-19

Metric Conversions - Concept [Video – 11:47] (2011)

In this video tutorial, learners are introduced to conversions in the metric system involving the millimetre, centimetre and metre.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

He gives learners tips for placement of the decimal in metric conversions.

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2012-06-19

Simply Math (2009)

This math skills booklet is designed to help adult learners with math operations. It is to be used with the three workbooks in the NWT Literacy Council's Everyday Math Skills series - Money Math, Kitchen Math and Home Math. Written in plain language, it covers basic math skills, fractions, decimals, percentages, metric units, and measurements.

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2010-01-13

Kitchen Math (2009)

Kitchen Math is one of three workbooks in the NWT Literacy Council's Everyday Math Skills series. It can be used in conjunction with the math booklet, Simply Math. Kitchen Math is designed to help adult learners with math and is written in plain language. It is divided into three sections, each covering a variety of math concepts, followed by worksheets and a review page.

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2010-01-13

Home Math (2009)

Home Math is one of three workbooks in the NWT Literacy Council's Everyday Math Skills series and can be used in conjunction with the booklet Simply Math. Home Math is designed for adult learners and is written in plain language. It is divided into three sections, each covering a variety of math concepts, followed by worksheets and a review page.

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2010-01-13

Measuring in Metric and Imperial (2009)

Lesson Plan 15

This lesson plan, part of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Essential Skills series, is aimed at learners who need to be familiar with measurement systems used in Canadian workplaces. They are taught to estimate measurements in metric and imperial units and then to confirm more exact figures using conversion tables.

The lesson also focuses on the continued use of multiple measurement systems in Canada.

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2009-10-20
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