As you know, I said in class today that we really should be using the metric system for many reasons.
#1 Conversions are SOOOOOO much easier because everything changes by a power of ten.
Here is one chart.
And another one, more like what we used in class.
King Henry Died by drinking chocolate milk
Kilo Hecto Deka base deci centi milli
Km Hm Dm m dm cm mm
KL HL DL L dL cL mL
Kg Hg Dg g dg cg mg
#2 We are practically the only ones not using the metric system. (map and info from wikipedia)
Countries which have officially adopted the metric system. Only three nations have not officially adopted the International System of Units as their primary or sole system of measurement: Burma, Liberia, and the United States.
The countries that don't use the metric system...
#3 I like to say "milli" cause it makes me smile.
Tonight's homework is to complete the Metric Madness worksheet.
Do your best on the homework and let me know if you have difficulty. We will spend more time on this, so if it really drives you crazy, don't worry too much about it. It will get better soon!
-Miss K :)