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# Millions to Measure

by
David M. Schwartz (Goodreads Author),
Steven Kellogg

There are millions of things to measure . . . and almost as many ways to measure them!

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and...more

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and...more

Paperback, 40 pages

Published
May 2nd 2006
by HarperCollins
(first published 2003)

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*Millions to Measure*, written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, a group of children dispute the correct distance for their race and decide to consult Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician, launching an exploratory adventure into the history of how nonstandard measurement evolved into the Système Internationale, or metric system, as well as the conversions between the metric system and the inch-pound system used in the United States (and only in the US, stubborn rebels...more

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As a child, I was filled with a sense of awe as I contemplated the universe. The huge numbers of stars and their sizes and distances never failed to amaze me. With binoculars and magnifying glass, I also focused on closer subjects like birds, flowers, frogs and bugs.

But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr...more

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But science and math weren't my only fascinations: I also loved bicycles, baseball, boats…and ice cream. Years later, on a clear spr...more

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