## Worksheet Updates and Happy Thanksgiving!

Some new worksheets for conversion between metric and customary length measurements have been posted at the link here…

Worksheets for Conversion Between Customary and Metric Lengths

I’d hoped to have conversions for volume measurements to help with those complex Thanksgiving recipes… Watch for these soon!

A few other updates were made to fix some minor grammar problems in the Money Word Problem worksheets… Thanks to the several folks who pointed this out.

I’ve also had a few more reports of people with worksheet printing problems, all of which seem to be related to the new Google PageSpeed caching service I setup over the summer. I’m going to try cranking a few settings down to see if this helps, but if not I’ll bite the bullet on some more expensive hosting to support the traffic without using this. Thanks for everybody’s patience working through these issues.

Meanwhile, I wish you and your families all a Happy Thanksgiving!

## An Overview of the Metric System

Introduction

The metric system is based on multiples of 10. This makes it very easy to use with decimal numbers. One of the principle advantages of this is that it makes doing math with metric measurements much easier, which is why metric measurements are pretty much the standard in any sort of science or math class you will have. Once you learn the prefixes and base units, much of the work in the metric system is often just moving the decimal point around..

Also, the different types of measurement (distance, volume, mass and temperature) are related to each other in the metric system in part by using a very common substance — water. When you put all of these parts together, the metric system is very… well, it’s very systematic.

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## Two Year Status Update!

Well, DadsWorksheets.com is officially two years old this month!

While the summer hasn’t seen a lot of worksheet updates, there have been a number of behind-the-scenes things going on. The site is now updated to WordPress 3.0 and migrated to a larger server to handle the increasing traffic. During busy school days we’re seeing as many as 4,000 visitors a day, and DadsWorksheets finally outgrew the shared hosting at BlueHost.com. Hello Slicehost!

Hope everyone’s summer has been outstanding and you’re practicing your math facts for back-to-school!

## General Worksheet Improvements, More Fractions Coming!

The number of new worksheets posted has been a little slow lately, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a number of useful changes. The worksheets on the site have all been refreshed and I think you’ll find a number of sheets are more useful.

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## Happy First Birthday!

Well, DadsWorksheets.com is now officially one year old. We’ve come a long way. We’ve seen over 300,000 visits to the site that generated over 2.25 million page views. And of course, 3,937 free worksheets.

We’re about to start another school year, which will be fourth grade and kindergarten here. I’m looking forward to the challenges that a new school year brings, and hope you’ll stop by to share in the fun. It will be great to see where we’re at in another year. Thanks for everyone’s support!