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In this module, you can study the basics of metric measurement units and how to convert between different metric units.

The video above contains an explanation of the metric system, including a definition of the prefixes.

The above video shows one way to convert from one metric unit to another, such as how to convert metres to centimetres.

This video shows another way to convert between metric units.

The metric system was introduced in France in the late 1700's.

The metric system is not more accurate than the "imperial" system used in America, but it is considered to be much easier to use.

- Study the metric system of measurementRead about the metric system and take a quick quiz at mathsisfun.com.
- Read about metric prefixesThis page from mathsisfun.com explains the meaning of prefixes used in the metric system, such as "kilo".
- Read about converting between metric unitsPurplemath.com explains an easy way to convert between metric units.
- Try your hand at measuringFunbrain.com provides you with practice measuring with a virtual ruler. Pick "hard centimeters" for the most challenging tasks. You might also need to zoom your screen in a little to read the ruler.
- Download a metric ruler worksheetGo to math-aids.com to create your own customisable worksheets to practice measuring length.

- Quiz yourself on metric conversionTry this metric conversion quiz at about.com to check your understanding.

Use these search terms to find additional resources:

*metric systemmetric measure*