The Metric System

The Metric System

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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.

Author: David A. Adler
Publisher: Holiday House
Published: 01/18/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 9.80h x 7.80w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780823451067
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
David A. Adler is a former math teacher and author of more than two hundred picture books, biographies, and mysteries for children, including the Cam Jansen series and his Picture Book Biography Of... series. His series of math books, illustrated by Ed Miller, have received numerous starred reviews and been named Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year and Junior Library Guild selections. He lives in Long Island, New York.

Ed Miller is a New York based illustrator and designer who specializes in children's book illustration and product design. He loves to make concepts clear to kids and has demonstrated that in his many nonfiction books. Follow him on Instagram @edelementary