# Talk:Using the Metric System

## I wanted to use the template

A template for creating this table in available in Wikipedia. See: Template:Common_metric_prefixes I was unable to get this working in Wikiversity. If you have ideas how to fix this, please let me know. Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 21:38, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Templates do not currently work across projects. That has been proposed, and may work later this year, but for now they must be imported. See Wikiversity:Import for more information.
By the way, questions such as this are best posted in the Wikiversity:Colloquium. I only noticed it because it was posted on a new page. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:08, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

## No Conversions

A key design philosophy of this course is that you learn the metric system by using it. There are no conversions from archaic systems included in this course. The intent is to leave those old systems behind, or never waste time learning them, so that the metric system can be learned by using it. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 23:57, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

## Finally found a metric ruler in the US

Based in the US I was surprised how difficult it is to find a metric ruler. After considerable searching, I found the "Junior Ruler" Part # SI11440, made in India for SI Manufacturing, www.si-manufacturing.com. I was able to order this through wardsci.com I hope this is helpful. --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 19:52, 17 March 2016 (UTC)

## Pirates — yes, pirates — may be why the U.S. doesn’t use the metric system

Facts from this article "Pirates — yes, pirates — may be why the U.S. doesn’t use the metric system" may be a useful addition to the course. See: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/09/19/pirates-yes-pirates-may-be-why-the-u-s-doesnt-use-the-metric-system/?utm_term=.fedd3b72ef6c Thanks! --Lbeaumont (discusscontribs) 19:27, 29 September 2017 (UTC)