In this video, a dentist explains the importance of understanding mathematics in his profession. He uses math for converting numbers, calculating doses of anesthetics, measuring teeth for root canals, and maintaining a budget. In the accompanying activity, learners will practice their own metric conversions and data analysis as they measure their heights and arm spans in order to find appropriately sized bicycles.

This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School collection.

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