Saturday, March 24, 2007

How Tall,How Short, How Faraway

This simple concept book by David A. Adler gives us information on the first terms of measurement by the ancient Egyptians and Romans, and how we can use these terms to measure simple things around the house and neighborhood. It also gives a clear definition and history of the customary system(used in the U.S.) and the metric system, that's used just about everywhere else. The cartoon-like drawings help to illustrate the math concepts. A good first introduction to measuring systems.

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