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.