Metrics are commonly used all around the world. The USA is one of the only major countries to still use the old english standards. Find out how simple this method of measurement is. Why all of the confusion, simply move the decimal!!!! The focus of this lesson is on the value of the prefixes and learning them in order. You will need to pass out 1 meter stick to every pair of students so they can follow along as they learn.
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