King Henry
09302007, 03:21 PM


I teach my kids "King Henry Doesn't (SPACE) Drink Chocolate Milk"...Basically, I teach them to look at the measurement they are given and then at where they want to go. SO, if they want to go from 12.3 kilo to deca then, they are counting 2 spaces right, and should move the decimal 2 spaces right. If they were going from 123.4 milli to hecta, then they count the spaces, which would be 5 left , and should then move the decimal 5 left...if there's not enough numbers, they need to fill it in with zeros...I teach them that the space stands for the unit meter,gram... It's very visual..and it seems to work...hope that helps!
