METRIC CONVERSION. Count Up to Six Know Your Left From Your Right K ing- H enry- D ied- B y- D rinking- C hocolate- M ilk. What are Metric Conversions?. Sometimes we need to change from one measurement to another.
Count Up to Six
Know Your Left From Your Right
Sometimes the number is too big for the unit being measured.
Sometimes the number is too small for the unit being measured
We can correct these problems by doing a process called Metric Conversion. When you do a Metric Conversion, you are changing from one unit of measurement to another.
We will be using a method called The Stair-step Method of Metric Conversion.
It requires you to move the decimal in the number.
The decimal in 525568 mm moves three places to the left, becoming 525.568 m.
0.00654 km becomes 6.54 m.
You bet it’s easy! Like we said on the first slide…..
Be able to count up to six and know your left from your right.
Now, get your stair-step sheet and your practice problems and do some more conversions!