The Metric System

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How did the metric system come to be, and why does the US not use it very much? Your class can learn the answers to these questions with the reading passage included here and then respond to the five related questions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Answer the common class question about why the US doesn't use the metric system using this resource
  • Assign this page for homework or as a starter
Classroom Considerations

  • This is part of a series of resources with a cross-curricular focus
Pros

  • This cross-curricular resource combines social studies, measurement, and reading skills practice
  • Includes an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core