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1 The Metric System

2 Why Should I Use the Metric System?
Customary System Multiplying or dividing by 8, 12, 16, 36, 5280, etc… takes longer! Multiplying and Dividing by 10 is quick and easy! Pint, Quart, Gallon, Pounds, Ounces, Tons, Inches, Feet, Yards, Miles Meters, Liters, Grams Decimals  Fractions  The United States is about the ONLY country in the world that is still using it! Nearly every country in the world uses it!

3 Have You Ever Lost $125,000,000? Mix up between Metric and Customary Units Thrust Calculations are inaccurate Yup.. 3 in to the left…. Just 3 cm to the left…. NASA Mars Polar Lander burns up on entry in December 2000. MARS POLAR LANDER PAGE


5 Metric System…….NEW AND IMPROVED 
KILO- 1000 HECTO- 100 DEKA- Meter Liter Gram Move the Decimal to the RIGHT Larger to Smaller 10 Base DECI- Smaller to Larger Move the Decimal to the LEFT 1/10 CENTI- 1/100 MILLI- 1/1000

6 Let’s Try a Few……. 2) 1 L =_______mL 3) 1 km =_______m
1) 1 kg =____g 2) 1 L =_______mL 3) 1 km =_______m 4) 1 m =_______cm

7 Let’s Try a Few……. 2) 2200 mL =_______L 3) 8.9 km =_______m
1) 100 g =____kg 2) 2200 mL =_______L 3) 8.9 km =_______m 4) 5 kg =_______g

8 Think of a meter stick…. Divide it into 100ths and you have ________.
Take 1000 meter sticks in a row and you have ______.

9 Must know! Kilo= 1000 x There are 1000 meters in a kilometer or 1000 grams in a kilogram Centi= 1/100. There are 100 cm in a meter Milli= 1/1000. There are 1000 milligrams in a gram or 1000 mL in a liter.

10 Metric System Links Units of Measurement
History of Metric System in the US Metric Prefixes The EVIL, EVIL Customary System

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