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Metric Units

The problems in this section use the metric system.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Measurement: Metric
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: Measurement
Resources from our Teacher2Teacher service:
FAQ: Metric Week
NCTM Standards:
Measurement Standard for Grades 68
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Accuracy Please
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a cone.
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The Big Picture!
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. A picture is enlarged to four times its area.
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Canadian Soccer
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the distance a player runs to complete three "Double V" laps.
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Citius, Altius, Fortius
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Would recordholding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone?
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Distance Driving
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Write an expression that will help you determine how long it will take the car to travel any given number of kilometers.
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Ducky Promenade
 Leon Roland & class (poetry by Annie Fetter)

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the weight of a duckling and two ducks after reading this poem.
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He Ate It All!
 Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza.
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I'm a Groundhog?
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Using Suzanne's height, Phil's height, and Suzanne's shadow length, find Phil's shadow length.
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Measuring a Mountain Bike
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Help Annie determine the circumference of her bike tire so that she
can accurately set up her
new cyclometer.
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Mirror Musing
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given in a picture of Hagrid and Baby Norbert, find out how tall each of them is.
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Partial Area
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of the portion of the circle that is not included inside the inscribed square.
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Pizza Pie
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to decide how many slices of the small pizza would be equal to or greater than 3 slices from the large pizza.
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Pouring the Punch
 Neil Bress

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only threeliter and fiveliter measures.
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Practicing for the Winter Olympics
 Cynthia Paul

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. What is the length of the semicircular path Sonya skates across the
ice rink?
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Saturday Bike Ride
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Now that spring has arrived, Ali and Maya decide to dust off their bikes and go for a Saturday ride. Help find what time they will meet.
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Tiling Triangles
 Suzanne Alejandre

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it.
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Valley Springs Snow Cream
 Kelly Crisp

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream.
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