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# Metric Pyramid

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 Keywords: SI, metric, measurement, meter, square, cubic, liter, Celsius, Fahrenheit, degree, joule Audience: Students, Parents, Educators, General Public, Technology Coordinators, Outreach Ambassadors Grade Level: 3 to 8 Subjects: STEM, mathematics, physical science, chemistry, biology and life sciences, earth science, engineering, environmental science, physics

### Metric Pyramid (LC 1140)Edition: 2002

This resource provides a printable metric unit pyramid, which has unit conversions and 10 cm sides which may be used as a reference ruler. The printed paper of size 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm (8.5 in x 11 in) is to be cut out and folded to create the pyramid. This resource is an interactive method to engage students in unit conversion and metric measures. Caution: The ruler edge will not be accurate if other paper sizes are used.

### Learning Objectives

• Understand metric units of measure
• Learn reference unit conversions
• Develop metric length estimation

### Materials

• Required
• Digital file
• 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm (8.5 in x 11 in) office size cardstock
• Printer
• Scissors
• Clear tape or glue stick

### Safety

Use caution when handling paper edges and scissors to prevent injury.

### Teaching Tips

Explain the functionality and applicability of the pyramid. Useful conversion factors of various units are displayed on it; additionally, each side is 10 cm in length, which may be used as a reference ruler. Student may use this publication as a “homework helper,” placing the assembled pyramid on the classroom or home desk as an easy guide to approximate unit conversion factors.