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I greatly prefer the elegant, simple, easy to learn and teach International System of Units (meter, kilogram, et cetera) to the klutzy, complicated, hard to learn and teach United States Common System of units (foot, slug, et cetera). – Laran Stardrake As our tiny contribution to metric enlightenment, we are writing Metric Backpack, tools & toys to help learners learn, and teachers teach, the International System of units, commonly called the metric system in the USA. We hope you find this information interesting, useful, et cetera. We will appreciate it greatly if you inform us of any mistakes.


  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Measurement

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  • Grade 1
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  • Undergraduate-Lower Division


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-06-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 2
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This is a great resource for background on metric system, prefixes and some history. The CRT agrees that the content can cover K -12 and higher education. Suggested links for SI are given and detailed history is provided for the SI (no background on the USCS, customary system is provided). Almost every area of metric measurement is covered with examples and derived units. Despite the lack of an activity or student evaluation this is a valuable resource if you need to find an interesting fact to start a lesson. There is no presentation strategy given in this resource so it fits just about any situation. The CRT feels this would be a great start for a new teacher.

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