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Racing ratios. (English)
Math. Teach. (Reston) 107, No. 8, 586-591 (2014).
From the text: Unit conversion need not be boring. If students see that the skill is necessary, both their motivation to learn and their appreciation of the process can be enhanced. As a result, students become actively engaged and construct understanding and computational skills that they will retain over time. The activity described here makes use of scale models of cars to demonstrate the need to convert units, help students attain understanding, and retain skills.
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