Education Technology

What's the Unit of Choice?

Published on 08/03/2010

Activity Overview

This activity provides students with an opportunity to determine the most appropriate units for a given situation. They will also use the Convert menu to change from one unit to another.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students will select appropriate units for given situations. Then they will use the Convert menu to convert measures from metric to customary and from a small unit to a larger unit of the same system.

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    In the TI-Navigator extension, the teacher will ask 10 questions of students in which Bingo is obtained on the tenth question. Students will mark their answer to each question by referencing the diagram on their calculator. The questions require students to select a most appropriate unit of measure.