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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 6-8

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Accuracy Please - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Considering precision, accuracy, and appropriateness in finding the volume of a cone. ... more>>

The Big Picture! - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. A picture is enlarged to four times its area. ... more>>

Canadian Soccer - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the distance a player runs to complete three "Double V" laps. ... more>>

Citius, Altius, Fortius - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Would record-holding speed skaters and runners break the speed limit in a residential zone? ... more>>

Distance Driving - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

Ducky Promenade - Leon Roland & class (poetry by Annie Fetter)
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the weight of a duckling and two ducks after reading this poem. ... more>>

He Ate It All! - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza. ... more>>

I'm a Groundhog? - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Using Suzanne's height, Phil's height, and Suzanne's shadow length, find Phil's shadow length. ... more>>

Measuring a Mountain Bike - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Help Annie determine the circumference of her bike tire so that she can accurately set up her new cyclometer. ... more>>

Mirror Musing - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given in a picture of Hagrid and Baby Norbert, find out how tall each of them is. ... more>>

Partial Area - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of the portion of the circle that is not included inside the inscribed square. ... more>>

Pizza Pie - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

Pouring the Punch - Neil Bress
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The Refreshments Committee needs to pour exactly four liters of eggnog using only three-liter and five-liter measures. ... more>>

Practicing for the Winter Olympics - Cynthia Paul
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. What is the length of the semicircular path Sonya skates across the ice rink? ... more>>

Saturday Bike Ride - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, 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. ... more>>

Tiling Triangles - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it. ... more>>

Valley Springs Snow Cream - Kelly Crisp
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream. ... more>>

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