Converting Units

Aim: How do we convert units?

Course: Grade 7, Algebra I

Homework: Write a 100-200 word summary answering the following questions:

  • Why isn’t the metric system widely used in the U.S.?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of converting to the metric system in the U.S.?

Homework: Research what units (such as weight, length, volume, or currency) were used in another country (such as your family’s country of origin). Briefly summarize at least two units of measurement. What were the advantages and disadvantages of those units?

Task Rating (see the equity task rubric for details) 

  • Rigor: 2
  • Diversity: 2 
  • Identity: 2
  • Justice: 0

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