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Teaching Time Conversion

Sep 10, 2013 9:30pm

I am about to teach 5th grade students time conversion, like, 1 century = 100 years, 1 decade = 10 years, and etc. How do you think I best deliver the material?

  • Math
  • 3-8
  • Assessment / Behavior / Common Core


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    • Sep 12, 2013 6:37am

      You could use their previous knowledge of coins, for example, which have a similar idea as to each coin being worth a certain amount. Telling them about roman numerals and tying that into centuries and decades, etc might make it more interesting and fun for them as well.