# metric conversion:now not a hard task

by Priyanka S Bhole
(Mumbai,Maharashtra,India)

Metric conversion chart

Yes ya....the conversions shown above are accurate and are east to grasp for students as the pictographic form is given apart from this. if all the conversions would have been given in the format of charts then it would have been more useful.

Yes, and young children can easily understand this type of view. It's very nice and will be helpful for them for doing their projects.

I have one chart in which all the pictographic format of this conversions is shown.

Barry's Response - Use this handy metric conversion chart for everyday conversions. Thank you Priyanda.

How to make using the system easier.

1) The metric system is really simple with easy decimal math.

2) Set learning and using goals

3) Make metric measurements seem real so people can relate to them.

4) Make sure the language associated with these measurements is easy to understand

5) Let's start with the most important prefixes, the ones with multiples of 1000. There are kilo, mega, giga, tera, and a few bigger ones. The fractional ones include milli, micro, nano, and progressively smaller ones. Deci, centi, and hecto can be added after those basic seven. If necessary, I would then include the extremely small and large ones (I don't even know all their names).

6)
KISS (keep it simple, silly!)

7) Keep in mind that this is a system, designed for simplicity. Previous measurements were assembled in an ad-hoc fashion at best.

8) Make sure you use good rules of thumb right away.

9) Take your time with it, it is not complicated, but it does require some "getting used to"

10) You can learn it with a little effort, even if you've always used old measurements.

## Several reasons make the metric system better than other systems

- Simple and consistent: The metric system is based on the decimal system. Each unit is a multiple or fraction of 10. You don't have to worry about complicated conversion factors when converting between units.

- The metric system is used in almost every country in the world, making it a universal language of measurement. It's easier to communicate and do business across borders.

- Unlike arbitrary units of measurement, the metric system is based on physical constants and natural phenomena, like the speed of light.

- With its intuitive units and prefixes, the metric system is very easy to use and understand.

Because of its simplicity, universality, accuracy, and ease of use, the metric system is considered superior by much of the world.

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