Well, as we all know, Mom is always right! :) I have learned that my first class is my experiment. I have adjusted my teaching style, my classroom management, my classroom set-up throughout the year. I have added in pieces and thrown away things that I can't even believe I thought would work.
Metric System Experiment:
I started by introducing the lovely King Henry. Students wrote the acronym in their notebooks vertically. We drew arrows to help them move the decimal point correctly. Well, then I realized that the arrows were no help and we were making it up as we go.
Then, the Pinterest lords appeared. I found this idea:
This helped the students realize the direction of the decimal point movement. They put their pencil on the starting unit and loop it until they find the ending unit. Then, they are able to loop their decimal point the same amount in the same direction. Problem Solved!
I began seeing students write KHDUDCM on their paper and looping. One successful experiment down. Many more to go!
What other tips and tricks do you have for working with the Metric System? Leave me a comment below!
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