This paper is step one in converting metric units. Students color the top arrow green, because moving that way increases the number of units. Write x10 next to it, because each column is an increase multiplied by ten.The bottom arrow should be red, maked with a division sign and 10, because each step toleft is a division of units by ten. Write the different units on sticks. Working in partners kids can roll dice and pick a stick. The value on the dice should be written in the column that is written on the stick they pull. Then they do the rest of the converting. :) Come to my page for the powerpoint that tells King Henry's sad story.