These lessons, with videos, examples, and step-by-step solutions, help High School students learn how to use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas; choose and interpret the scale and the origin in graphs and data displays.
Common Core: HSN-Q.A.1
The following diagram shows the steps to solve dimensional analysis problems. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions using dimensional analysis.
Dimensional Analysis Tutorial: How to do Unit Conversions (Factor Label Method)
Dimensional Analysis - explained - (part 1)
This video explains the fundamental concepts of dimensional analysis and demonstrate how important they are to solving problems.
Dimensional Analysis - explained - (part 2)
This video further explains the fundamental concepts of dimensional analysis and show how important they are to solving problems.
Solving Dimensional Analysis Problems - Unit Conversion Problems
This video works through two standards dimensional analysis problems. Dimensional analysis is a process to solve unit conversion problems.
Step 1: Write the two givens (beginning and ending)
Step 2: Find the middle with conversion factors
Step 3: Make sure the units cancel out
Step 4: Solve the problem.
Dimensional Analysis - Convert Two Units
Using Dimensional Analysis to Solve Math Problems
Baking Problem, Yardstick Problem, Football Field Length Problem.
Dimensional Analysis - Interpret Units in Formulas
This video explains how dimensional analysis can be used to decide whether an expression/formula represents a length, area, volume or none of those.
Interpreting Line Graphs.
Drawing and Interpreting Line Graphs.
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