The Metric System

The Metric System

by Paul Challen
     
 

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The metric system is in general use around the world and if kids learn it early they will have no problem adjusting to it. The U.S. has not converted to the metric system and it tends to stand alone when it comes to temperature, weights and measures. Readers learn that Celsius is the scale for temperature and that it is written with a degree symbol followed by the letter "C." The metric system uses a pattern of tens and there is a spread that introduces—kilo, hector, deca, deci, centi and milli with a simple example to demonstrate what each means. Mass is measured in grams and liquids in liters. The bolded words are defined in a glossary and the chart mentioned earlier is reprised at the close of the book. The illustrations, unlike others in most of the series, look computer generated rather than pictures of people. Part of the "My Path to Math" series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778743132
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
My Path to Math
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
765,804
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
560L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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