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Learning Exercise: Walking Out the Metric Ladder

Title:
Walking Out the Metric Ladder
Material:
Description:
Students will physically walk out the movementof the decimal point when converting units in the metric system. It is designed to help them get a better idea of conversions.

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Submitted by:
Jason Wara
Date Last Modified:
December 12, 2007

Exercise

VITAL INFORMATION Subject(s): Science Topic or Unit of Study: The Metric System Grade/Level: 7 Objective: The students will have a better understanding of the metric system. They will learn how the decimal point moves when converting units in the metric system. This activity is designed to help physical learners. Summary: A review of the metric ladder activity will be given at the beginning of the class. The students will then be broken into groups. Students will be given a number and a metric unit (i.e. mL, L, g). They will have to use their knowledge of the metric ladder to show how the decimal point moves when converting. Each group will come to the front of the class and be given small white boards. They willeach represnt a step on the metric ladder and show how the decimal poit moved while converting the unit. At the end of the class the students will be given a worksheet o unit conversion for homework. IMPLEMENTATIO Learning Context: Procedure: A review of the metric ladder activity will be given at the beginning of the class. The students will then be broken into groups. Students will be given a number and a metric unit (i.e. mL, L, g). They will have to use their knowledge of the metric ladder to show how the decimal point moves when converting. Each group will come to the front of the class and be given small white boards. They willeach represnt a step on the metric ladder and show how the decimal poit moved while converting the unit. At the end of the class the students will be given a worksheet o unit conversion for homework.

Categories

Audience

  • Middle School

Topics

The Metric system, math, conversons

Requirements

Must have a very basic understanding of the metric system.

Learning Objectives

Students shouldbe able to convert units, and understand the movement of the decimal when converting. Students should be able to finish a small worksheet that will be given as homework.

Type of Task

  • Group

Assessment

Students wil be assessed through a worksheet that is assigned for homework.