Kilo Hecto Deka __ deci centi milli

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Program: Academy of Math
Subject Strand: Measurement
Objective: Students will change from one metric unit of measure to another.
Materials: King Henry Activity Sheet
Time: 10 minutes
Base Unit
Meter
Liter
Kilo Hecto Deka __ deci centi milli
Gram
K H D __ d
ing
enry
ied
rinking
c
hocolate
m
ilk
Use the sentence above about King Henry to remember the order of metric units! It will
also help you convert from one unit to another!
For example, 2.5 km = _____ m?
Start at K (king).
‘m’ stands for meter so count the number of spaces from K to m (base unit). (There
are 3 spaces from K to m.)
Move the decimal 3 spaces to the right (the direction that you counted).
Fill empty spaces with zeroes.
2.5 km = 2,500 m
Use the example above to fill in the blanks below. Figure out a pattern for each group of
conversions.
1 m = ___ cm
1 km = ____ m
1 dm = ___ cm
2 m = ___ cm
2 km = ____ m
__ dm = 20 cm
3 m = ___ cm
3 km = ____ m
3 dm = ___ cm
__ m = 400 cm
4 km = ____ m
4 dm = ___ cm
5 m = ___ cm
__ km = 5000 m
__ dm = 50 cm
Pattern?
Pattern?
Pattern?
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