Education Technology

Unit Conversions

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students learn to convert temperature readings on the Fahrenheit scale to temperature readings on the Celsius scale.

Before the Activity

  • Set up the calculator as explained in the appendix file
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print the pages from the attached PDF file for the class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the pages to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Enter the temperature reading on the Fahrenheit scale
  • Use the convert feature to get the corresponding value on the Celsius scale
  • Answer questions given at the end of the activity
  • Use the convert feature to check conversion between inches and meters
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary