Making Conversions Using the Metric System

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This lesson provides students with hands-on instruction for making conversions in the metric system, starting with understanding why moving a decimal is the same as multiplying or dividing by ten all the way to figuring out how many deciliters are in a hectoliter. There are two worksheet sets included in this lesson; Move My Decimal and Practice Makes Perfect. Also included are step by step illustrated directions for making a metric conversion card... a must have hands-on tool for all students, particularly those struggling with the concept.

This lesson includes:

*detailed teacher and student information about how the metric system works

*Information about common prefixes used with the metric system

*information about common bases used with the metric system

*practice moving decimal points to increase or decrease a number's value by the power of ten

*detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating metric conversion tool, a hands-on method for making metric conversions

*student practice worksheets

This lesson is ideal for students who may be struggling with the abstract concept of making metric conversions, a key component to many science labs. The lesson is suitable for both homeschooling families and traditional classroom teachers.
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