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Introduction and key concepts

Being able to convert measurements is important for many household tasks including cooking and baking. You need to understand why and when we use different measurement units in different contexts. Understanding time and using timetables and calendars is important for personal organization, management and planning of activities (like arriving at school on time, or finishing your homework before you watch TV) and events (such as planning a party or visiting your friends).

In this chapter we will learn how to:

  • convert metric units of length, volume and weight from memory.
  • convert cooking units using a given table.
  • read, calculate and convert different time units and formats.
  • use timetables and calendars for personal planning and time management.