Dennis Brownridge has written a 14-page Practical Guide to the International System of Units that is designed mainly for teachers and adults, but which he also uses in 11th and 12th grade high school classes.
It is available here: Practical Guide to the International System of Units (PDF, 1.5 MB).
For an idea of its organization, here is a table of contents.
- Advantages and history
- Base & derived units
- Characters not on the keyboard
- Prefixes on a calculator
- Precision and rounding
- Volume: cubic meter
- Area: square meter
- Mass and density
- Time and frequency
- Force, acceleration, weight
- Energy and power
- Heat and temperature
- The mole
In addition, the guide includes several tables:
- SI units
- Special characters
- Volume: common multiples of the cubic meter
- Area: common multiples of the square meter
- Mass: common multiples of the kilogram
- Rules for expressing quantities
- Common non-SI units approved for use with SI
- Definitions of the base units
Download Practical Guide to the International System of Units (PDF, 1.5 MB).
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