05 January 2009

Metric Conversions

When I teach the metric system, I try to help my students get a feel for metric units so they can do what I call a "sanity check" on every problem ("Does your answer make sense?"), but many still do better converting to Imperial units first. I think from now on I'll show them this graphic.

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5 comments:

Hershele Ostropoler said...

I have a cookbook (by a French immigrant) that discusses "metric ounces," whatever those are. I keep my kitchen scale on metric if only because it's easier to measure out 3g of yeast than the Imperial equivalent.

Anonymous said...

that's awesome!

Allison said...

Don't you think it's a little creepy that he estimated Summer Glau's volume? Hehe.

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