# Metric Conversions

## Review Overview

### 6.4

Automating Conversions

Metric Conversions is a multifunctional calculator that allows users to convert imperial units to metric units and vice versa. To begin, users must first load the website and then choose the conversion they wish to make. Potential conversions include Celsius to Fahrenheit, Kilometers to Miles, Pounds to Kilograms and several more. To make a conversion, users simply need to insert one unit of measurement, choose the conversion type below the box, and then the website converts that unit and provides additional information about the conversion, including a conversion table, formula, and brief history of the unit among other information.

Please Note: There were some glitches in this website’s overall functionality reviewing it, and teacher users are encouraged to test out the website’s functionality for the conversion they may assign students before doing so.

### Instructional Ideas

1. After learning about conversions, teachers can give students practice conversions to make by hand. Once students finish making those conversions, teachers can have them use this website to check their work.
2. After using this website to assist them in making conversions, teachers can have students view the formula and other information about the unit. Based on that background information, teachers can have students identify examples of where this measurement is used in their daily lives and when they might need to convert units.
3. After students become familiar with making conversions using this website, teachers can have them write word problems for their classmates that require conversions to be made in order to solve the problem. Students can then post their word problem to a class website along with a link to this website in order to share the word problem with their classmates. The classmates can then solve the word problem and post their answer to it as a reply.
 A1. Rigor A2. 21st Century Skills A3. Conn. to Future Learning A4. Value of Errors A5. Feedback to Teacher A6. Level of Material A7. Cooperative Learning A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
 B1. Ability to Save Progress B2. Platform Integration B3. Screen Design B4. Ease of Use B5. Navigation B6. Goal Orientation B7. Information Presentation B8. Media Integration B9. Cultural Sensitivity
 C1. Learner Control C2. Interactivity C3. Pace C4. Flexibility C5. Interest C6. Aesthetics C7. Utility