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 JustMe Joined: Mar 2008 Posts: 180 Full Member
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Gallon Man Type Metric Activity
02-14-2009, 05:33 AM
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I was wondering if anyone has an activity that is similar to the Gallon Man but using Metric measurements.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

 1gr81ntheus Joined: May 2006 Posts: 2,556 Senior Member
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02-14-2009, 07:41 AM
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but I'm in the same boat. Just wanted to let you know your post had been read.

 jm2teach4 Joined: Feb 2009 Posts: 96 Full Member
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That
02-19-2009, 06:01 PM
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I think that would be cool...if anyone posts please PM me.

 allithird Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 196 Full Member
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I did one
02-19-2009, 07:08 PM
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with my third grade class. It was a metric monster. I don't have a picture, but I'll do my best to describe it. The body was a rectangle that said 1 meter. The monster had 10 long thin rectangular arms that said decimeter on each. Each arm had 10 small rectangular fingers that extended up and down each side of each arm. It was time consuming, but each child had fun making it.

 myoung Joined: Feb 2007 Posts: 819 Senior Member
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02-21-2009, 05:46 AM
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I just use the metric chart, that' sort of like a number line. It's how I was taught metric conversions in high school, and my 5th graders are fine with it, especially after we do decimals...it makes a lot more sense to them then. This is what I draw on the board:
K H D U D C M
and under each letter I write the metric prefixes (kilo, hecto, deca, unit, deci, centi, and milli). Kangaroos hopping down underpasses drinking chocolate milk. I teach them to move along the chart and that for each hop on the chart you're moving the decimal point one place in the same direction.

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03-01-2009, 03:47 PM
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When teaching metric conversions to my class, we made up a "metric dance" to remember the order Largest to smallest. We set it up like this: Kilo-, ____, ______, (.) ______, centi-, Milli-
The chant went like this - "Kilo, space, space, dot(basic unit - meters, grams, liters), space, centi, milli. We had hand movements that applied. This chant helped them set up the stair step method for any assignment. We discussed that going up the stairs was the same as losing weight so your number will get smaller (divide by 10) then going down the stairs your number will get bigger (multiply by 10). Hope this helps!

 buddy777 Joined: Jun 2006 Posts: 30 Junior Member
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Metric Help
03-05-2009, 08:19 AM
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I use the phrase, "King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk" to help them remember the metric scale.

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