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    Senior Member Enlightened neobunny's Avatar
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    Am I the only one who prefers the american system? I could never understand the metric system at all. Doesn't matter that it's easier to convert I still can't figure it out. But then again, I need my fingers to to do math. Can't do math in my head, ever.
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    Neobunny, you are not alone. I, too, prefer customary measurement. I'm perfectly capable of making the conversions using either system but, for whatever reason, customary is always easier for me. Teaching it, however, is a nightmare. Weedy Road, we're in the same boat as you. My kids are looking at me like I'm some crazy mad woman speaking a language they don't undestand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neobunny View Post
    Am I the only one who prefers the american system? I could never understand the metric system at all. Doesn't matter that it's easier to convert I still can't figure it out. But then again, I need my fingers to to do math. Can't do math in my head, ever.
    I think it probably depends somewhat on what you learned growing up. I remember when they tried to introduce metric when I was in school and there was a huge uproar. People thought it would be too confusing. Interestingly, where we recently lived in eastern Canada (which is officially metric), both systems are used, sometimes simultaneously. Made grocery shopping quite a confusing adventure!
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    This is basically the way I remember it--The story is a little different, but the outcome is the same. http://www.cherylsclassroomtips.com/...lon-story.html

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