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Title: Metric Measurement

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Metric Measurement
• Why Metric Is Magnificient!
• By Mr. Metric Martin

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Why do/should we use metric?
• Nearly every other nation in the world uses it.
• Its easier to use than customary units. Decimal
• E.g. Which is easier to remember? 5280 feet in
one mile, or 1000 meters in one kilometer?
• Which is easier to convert? How many meters in
3.654 kilometers, or how many feet in 3.654 miles?

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Metric Length
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Comparing meter, decimeter, centimeter and
millimeter
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Measuring
15.2 cm
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Metric Guide
Sources Prentice Hall Mathematics, Course 2
(2004) United States Metric Association,
Antoine frame-of-reference method . . .
familiar-item examples, http//lamar.colostate.edu
/hillger/frame.htm
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Metric Conversions
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