# Metric Conversions

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Category: Education

## Presentation Description

This short presentation describes why we need to have a conversion system in science.

## Presentation Transcript

### Metric Conversion :

Metric Conversion Why, How, and When to Convert Units in the Metric System

### Why Do We Convert? :

Why Do We Convert? Ideas? Accuracy Convenience Rounding Error

### Metric vs. English System :

Metric vs. English System English System Based on convenience Fine if you know units Metric System Based on units of 10 Simplified math Easier to memorize? http://www.phys.ufl.edu/demo/1_Mechanics/A_Measurement/Standards.html

### The Metric Ladder :

The Metric Ladder Kilo – Hecto – Deca – Base Unit deci – centi – milli – http://www.sxc.hu/pic/m/t/ti/tijmen/468491_paperclip.jpg http://www.paulsbeverage.com/products/10-sm.jpg www.studyzone.org/testprep/math4/d/metricl.cfm

### The Metric Ladder :

The Metric Ladder Factor/Label Method Organized way to keep track of units Unnecessary for simple conversion Cancel units to show progress