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Old 03-08-2008, 01:20 PM
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metric conversions pneumonic needed!

Okay, so our kiddos test in 4 weeks and we are trying to brush up on measurement. Our state only requires 5th graders to convert within a system (metric to metric or std to std).

Alot of my kiddos will have a hard time with the metric, I'm sure, b/c it is "weird." I found a little tool on here to help with remembering the order of the prefixes (Kilo, Hect, etc) but I'm not in love with it.

Kings over Humans over Dragons over UNIT over Dogs over Cats over Mice

Does anyone have a good pneumonic to help with this
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:22 PM
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I just found another:

Kids Have Dropped Over Dead Converting Metrics

(Over stands for the One's unit)
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:29 PM
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I'm back . I googled a couple mnemonics for you:

The order of prefixes in the metric system, for every power of ten from 3 to -3, is Kilometre, Hectometre, Decametre, Metre, Decimetre, Centimetre, Millimetre:

- King Hector's Daffy Mother Drinks Chocolate Milk
- King Henry's Daughter Makes Delicious Chocolate Muffins
- King Henry Died Monday Drinking Chocolate Milk
- King Hector Dector Makes Delicious Chocolate Milk
- Kangaroos Hop Down Mountains During Cold Months
- Kings Have Diamonds. Most Diamonds Cost Money.
- King Henry Died Monday During Christmas Mass.

This variant is for the prefixes Kilo-, Hecto-, Deca-, then the Base unit (such as metre, gram, litre), then the prefixes Deci-, Centi-, Milli-:

- Kings Have Diamonds But Diamonds Cost Money
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:30 PM
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Kids Have Dropped Over (one's unit) Dead Converting Metrics


King Henry Died Unexpectedly Drinking Chocolate Milk
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:31 PM
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oops-- I like the kids drop over dead one
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:32 PM
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I like the kids dropping over dead one too...I think they will find it hilarious.
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:34 PM
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I like the kids dropping over dead one too...I think they will find it hilarious.
and easy to remember
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:57 PM
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Kids Have Dropped Over (one's unit) Dead Converting Metrics


King Henry Died Unexpectedly Drinking Chocolate Milk
Heavens: I thought I was the only one using "unexpectedly".

But, yes, the kids dropping is very good.

By the way, "pneumonics" would have to do with the lungs (that's pneumon as in pneumonia).
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