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Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 2nd, 2013, 10:57 pm
by billyhoho
Honestly, I would remember to use VERY unused measurements... because you'll use them. Also, try to be better with the smaller units, so if you convert it up you're closer to the margin of error than say if you converted down from meters to centimeters and the such.

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 12:27 pm
by hscmom
billyhoho wrote:Honestly, I would remember to use VERY unused measurements... because you'll use them. Also, try to be better with the smaller units, so if you convert it up you're closer to the margin of error than say if you converted down from meters to centimeters and the such.
The "very unused" you want to focus on are metric units! No hogsheads or slugs or whatever.

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 4:57 pm
by awesome90220
So I went to an invitationals, and the 5 metric conversion problems were more complicated than meters, cm, mm, km, etc. So my question is, what should we expect for regionals in our conversions? Just the simple khdudcm, or terra, giga and that stuff/periods(in frequency),etc.?

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 7:56 pm
by billyhoho
hscmom wrote:
billyhoho wrote:Honestly, I would remember to use VERY unused measurements... because you'll use them. Also, try to be better with the smaller units, so if you convert it up you're closer to the margin of error than say if you converted down from meters to centimeters and the such.
The "very unused" you want to focus on are metric units! No hogsheads or slugs or whatever.

^ True :mrgreen: But the Imperial system is also used.

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 8:01 pm
by billyhoho
Honestly, I think invitationals are run better than regionals (at least for how it is in Division B). Thus, invitationals will be a bit harder. However, be sure to expect even more complex measurements beyond km, cm, and mm. However, it's usually the smaller measurements. Unless they put a proportion or something I don't think they'd be able to ask for gigameters or something :lol: . You never know, though. Just think about it though. This is regionals. If it was nationals, they might get random things you've NEVER seen before, but with regionals you might be able to find everything at your house.

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 8:13 pm
by EastStroudsburg13
billyhoho wrote:
hscmom wrote:
billyhoho wrote:Honestly, I would remember to use VERY unused measurements... because you'll use them. Also, try to be better with the smaller units, so if you convert it up you're closer to the margin of error than say if you converted down from meters to centimeters and the such.
The "very unused" you want to focus on are metric units! No hogsheads or slugs or whatever.

^ True :mrgreen: But the Imperial system is also used.
Er... sorry if the rules have changed since I last did Metric in 2008, but... isn't the point of the event that the units are supposed to be, well... metric? Meaning that supervisors really shouldn't use imperial units...

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 3rd, 2013, 9:18 pm
by billyhoho
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote: Er... sorry if the rules have changed since I last did Metric in 2008, but... isn't the point of the event that the units are supposed to be, well... metric? Meaning that supervisors really shouldn't use imperial units...
"Supposed to" lol and "shouldn't" but when your proctor is accustomed to imperial units... especially being in the US, you're going to see a few... scattered, but a few questions like that. I doubt they'd do stuff like that at nats though... more regionals

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 4th, 2013, 2:54 pm
by treeling
Beastybob12345 wrote:
Oh, and just a question, we're not allowed to touch ANYTHING during the competition right? This is my first year doing Metric.

Thanks
In the rules it say "competitors must be allowed to heft" so with mass and weight objects we are going to be allowed to touch those.

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 4th, 2013, 8:44 pm
by billyhoho
treeling wrote:
Beastybob12345 wrote:
Oh, and just a question, we're not allowed to touch ANYTHING during the competition right? This is my first year doing Metric.

Thanks
In the rules it say "competitors must be allowed to heft" so with mass and weight objects we are going to be allowed to touch those.
Honestly that's also common sense... I don't think you'd be expected to memorize densities for middle school >.>. Especially of EVERYTHING...

Re: Metric Mastery B

Posted: December 10th, 2013, 5:54 pm
by AAHALD01
Does anybody know a really good ways to study for Metric Mastery? Also, what are some excellent resources to use to study?