“Measuring-Standard” is an exploration of measurement that includes a discussion of the standard units used to measure length, weight and volume. This program also looks at smaller and larger units of measure, and provides an explanation of measurement conversions, such as inches to feet or feet to yards. Concrete examples help illustrate the concepts of relative size and scale, and viewers learn how to use particular measuring tools, such as rulers and scales.
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