WORKING WITH METERS
All You Will Need to Know About Metric (For Your Everyday Life)  

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Metric is based on the Decimal system
The metric system is simple to learn. For use in your everyday life you will need to know only ten units. You will also need to get used to a few new temperatures. Of course, there are other units which most persons will not need to learn. There are even some metric units with which you are already familiar; those for time and electricity are the same as you use now. 

  
BASIC UNITS

A meter is a measure of length or distance.
A meter is a little bit longer than a yard.
Name the sport items below that are about one meter long.




Here are some other metric measures for length that are used often:
MILLIMETER  CENTIMETER  KILOMETER 
Here are some items that are one millimeter wide.
(Ruler is close to actual size on an 800 X 600 screen.)
The width of the  The width of the point of the  The thickness of the point of a pen 
The width of the wire of a 
Here are some items that are one centimeter long or wide.
The width of a 
The length of ant 
The width of a nail on your 



Here are some items that are one kilometer long or wide.



2 TRIPS AROUND 
11 FOOTBALL FIELDS 
DISTANCE FROM EVG TO THE EDGEWATER LIBRARY 
NOW IT'S TIME TO LEARN HOW TO USE A METRIC RULER.
The ruler below is a centimeter ruler. It is more than 4cm long.
10 millimeters = 1 centimeter (Ruler is not actual size.)
To practice working with kilometers we can't use a ruler.
1000 meters = 1 kilometer
Millimeters and Centimeter Practice
Which answer is correct?