Problem Solving by Dimensional Analysis

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Is your class in another dimension with regards to dimensional analysis? Give them some extra practice with a straightforward activity. Learners convert units by following concise step-wise examples, including setting up the problems. Twelve practice problems help class members know they are on the right track.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use as homework after teaching the technique in class
  • Break up problems and have groups race to answer them to increase engagement
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not require special class set up or equipment 
  • Provide scaffolding and additional learning strategies to help struggling learners
Pros
  • Great for learners who learn best by reading
  • Does not require any advance prep
Cons
  • None