“Measuring-Metric” focuses on the metric system. Viewers learn about the metric units used to measure length, volume and mass, and how to make metric conversions. Interesting examples from real life will help viewers develop a sense of size in metric terms — from very small to very large. The program includes a discussion of where the metric system has become dominant, and why it is considered an improvement over the standard (English) system still used in the United States.
Part of “Math in Our Lives,” an innovative nine-program series that uses practical examples and realistic models to provide students with an accessible context for mathematical concepts.
10 minutes • Color