## Going metric: guidelines for the mathematics teacher, grades K-8 |

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### Contents

The Long Journey toward Metric Adoption | 1 |

The SI Units of Metric Measurement | 12 |

Teaching the Metric System | 25 |

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accepted activities adopting the metric approximately base SI unit base unit basic unit beam balance calibrated Celsius scale centi computation Congress contains count the number crossing points cube cubic centimeter cubic decimeter cubic meter customary units decimal numerals deka dekameter dollar established estimate the area example football France grams hectare hecto hectometer introduced Jefferson jumbo paper clip junior high school kilo kilogram kilometer liter luminous intensity Mass Weight meas measure the length meterstick metric measurement metric system milligram milliliter millimeter monetary system nations number of crossing object plastic prefix deci prometric relationships square centimeter square decimeter square meter square region standard unit standards of weights submultiples symbol system of measurement system of weights teachers teaching the metric temperature term weight Troy pound Unit Name unit of length units of measurement units of volume Volume Capacity weights and measures