Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Marvelous Metrics


Jerome is having a fantastic time learning about metric conversions this week.

And why not?

Converting metrics is fun!

Some people (and aliens) might think it's even more fun than converting customary units.

With metrics you get to use a lot of 00000000000000s.

That's because the metric system is based on 10s.

This video will help explain a few things...

Thanks Bill Nye!

Now let's sort them!

Can you think of others?

As I said before, the nifty part of converting metrics that that you are always using 10s. For example, let's compare a millimeter to a centimeter.

There are 10 millimeters in 1 centimeter.

There are 20 millimeters in 2 centimeters.

There are 30 millimeters in 3 centimeters.

You get the picture.

Let's convert other metric lengths.

Conversion charts always come in handy!

Since all measurements in the metric system are in multiples of 10,
the same is true for capacity and weight:

Side Note: 1 gram is about the same weight as one grape.

I learned that in 5th grade and I'm sticking to it.

Gram Grape!
(grape is actual size)

Oh, and if you don't feel like writing those looong metric words over and over,

you can abbreviate them!

Here are a few fun resources about metrics:

If you did not attend the Class Connect live, please watch the recording, make sure your notebook is up to date, and send me the Quick Check answers before Friday!


Click here for all of the past notebook pages!

Keep up the great work!


Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 4:09 PM

I like that new and improved monster! :):):) Did someone draw on him in class???

Anonymous April 28, 2015 at 4:11 PM

I like the four armed pink alien/monster. :):):)

Mrs. Sol April 28, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Yes, Beth! Jerome was created by Michael today. :)

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