5th Grade
03012009, 03:47 PM


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!
