 # Metric Conversions Using King Henry. Remember this saying: “ K ing H enry D ied B aking D elicious C hocolate M ousse ” this can also be remembered as:

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Metric Conversions Using King Henry

Remember this saying: “ K ing H enry D ied B aking D elicious C hocolate M ousse ” this can also be remembered as: “King Henry Doesn’t Buy Dark Chocolate Milk” (the ‘B’ stands for ‘Base Unit’) “King Henry…”

KILO (King) 1000 Unit HECTO (Henry) 100 Unit DEKI (Doesn’t) 10 Unit DECI (Dark) 0.1 Unit CENTI (Chocolate) 0.01 Unit MILLI (Milk) 0.001 Unit Meters Liters Grams King Henry… How do you use the King Henry saying method? 1 st – Determine your starting point. 2 nd – Count the “jumps” to your ending point. 3 rd – Move the decimal the same number of jumps in the same direction. 4.0 km = _________ m 1 2 3 How many jumps does it take? Starting Point Ending Point 4. 1 __. 2 3 = 4000.0 m (Baking)

Try these conversions using the King Henry method. 1000 mg = _______ g 1 L = _______ mL160 cm = _______ mm 14 km = _______ m109 g = _______ kg 250 m = _______ km Conversion Practice Compare using, or =. 56 cm 698 mg

Check your answers... Conversion Practice (cont.) Compare using, or = 56.0 cm 6.0 m 7.0 g 698.0 mg 1000.0 mg = _______ g 1.0 L = _______ mL 160.0 cm = _______ mm 14.0 km = _______ m 109.0 g = _______ kg 250.0 m = _______ km 0.2500.10914,000.0 1600.01,000.01.0 <>

Write the correct abbreviation for each metric unit. 1) Kilogram _____ 4) Milliliter _____ 7) Kilometer _____ 2) Meter _____ 5) Millimeter _____ 8) Centimeter _____ 3) Gram _____ 6) Liter _____ 9) Milligram _____ Try these conversions, using the King Henry method. 10) 2000.0 mg = _______ g 15) 5.0 L = _______ mL 20) 16.0 cm = _______ mm 11) 104.0 km = _______ m 16) 198.0 g = _______ kg 21) 2500.0 m = _______ km 12) 480.0 cm = _____ m 17) 75.0 mL = _____ L 22) 65.0 g = _____ mg 13) 5.6 kg = _____ g 18) 50.0 cm = _____ m 23) 6.3 cm = _____ mm 14) 8.0 mm = _____ cm 19) 5.6 m = _____ cm 24) 120.0 mg = _____ g Metric Conversion Challenge

Compare using or = 25) 63.0 cm 6.0 m 27) 5.0 g 508.0 mg 29) 1,500 mL 1.5 L 26) 536.0 cm 53.6 m 28) 43.0 mg 5.0 g 30) 3.6 m 36.0 cm

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