The Metric System (Paperback)
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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.
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
"Besides depicting the kids learning the metric system, the lively digital illustrations help readers visualize the metric measurements for length (or distance), weight, and volume. . . . Along the way, Adler explains how to convert a measurement from one system to the other and suggests practical, hands-on activities to help readers become more comfortable with the metric system. With few children’s books available on metric measurement, this useful resource will be an excellent addition to many library collections." —Booklist
"A fun book about the metric system? Seriously? No kidding: David Adler’s hands-on guide to metric measurement packs at least a kiloliter of fun into its pages."—The Virginian Pilot
"Readers familiar with Adler and Miller’s work will feel at home with this title as well. . . . The book is perfect for the mathematically minded reader, and educators and caregivers will also find this useful as a teaching tool. . . . Add this to your nonfiction list." —Kirkus Reviews
"Large swaths of pastel colors and simple cartoons illustrate this exploration of the metric system."—The Horn Book
"The mix of informative text and hands-on activities make this an excellent introduction to the metric system."—School Library Journal