The Metric System
The Metric System
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Annotation: Think metric! A fun illustrated primer on the internationally recognized metric system for kids. Used in almost every co... more
Genre: [Physics]
Catalog Number: #256060
Format: Perma-Bound from Publisher's Hardcover
Common Core/STEAM: STEAM STEAM
Publisher: Holiday House
Copyright Date: 2020
Edition Date: 2020
Illustrator: Miller, Edward,
Pages: 31 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-8234-4096-6 Perma-Bound: 0-7804-9084-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-8234-4096-2 Perma-Bound: 978-0-7804-9084-0
Dewey: 530.8
LCCN: 2019022773
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Kirkus Reviews
Let’s learn about base-10 measurement! (It’s more exciting than you may think.)Meet Jennifer and Robert, or, as they’re sometimes called, Jenny and Bob. Regardless of what you call them, they’re the same people, just as using English measurements or metric measurements doesn’t change the size of an object. So begins this picture book that explains how and why a few countries use one standard of measurement and many others use an alternative. Readers familiar with Adler and Miller’s work will feel at home with this title as well. The book features short paragraphs to explain the history and the mathematics while encouraging readers to consider objects in the book and around the home as subjects to measure. The book is perfect for the mathematically minded reader, and educators and caregivers will also find this useful as a teaching tool. Savvy caregivers can use this as a way to introduce educational moments into common household tasks and chores, such as cooking or grocery shopping. Regardless of use, the book will be a welcome and necessary addition to many a bookshelf. The only question the book doesn’t answer is why the United States holds out against using a system that is manifestly easier and in near universal use elsewhere. Jenny is depicted with brown skin and straight black hair; Bob is depicted with white skin and red hair.Add this to your nonfiction list. (conversion guide) (Informational picture book. 7-11)
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Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 3-6
Guided Reading Level: P
Fountas & Pinnell: P

Think metric! A fun illustrated primer on the internationally recognized metric system for kids.

Used in almost every country in the world, the metric system is an easy-to-use way of calculating length, distance, weight, and volume. Look at the label of a soft drink. You'll see both ounces and milliliters or gallons and liters listed. For kids who love to interact with their environment and measure and build things, knowledge of the metric system is a must.

Filled with do-it-yourself activities, bright illustrations, and valuable kid-friendly information on how to convert inches into centimeters, pounds into kilograms, and much more, this latest from trusted STEM creators David A. Adler and Edward Miller will have kids thinking in metric in no time. Each book includes a ruler with metric and imperial measurements that can be cut out from the jacket flaps.

David A. Adler and Edward Miller have collaborated on over 10 math books for children, many of which have received praise from educators and starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal.


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