ERIC Number: ED191707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Metric System: America Measures Up. 1979 Edition.
Anderson, Glen; Gallagher, Paul
This training manual is designed to introduce and assist naval personnel in the conversion from the English system of measurement to the metric system of measurement. The book tells what the "move to metrics" is all about, and details why the change to the metric system is necessary. Individual chapters are devoted to how the metric system will affect the average person, how the five basic units of the system work, and additional information on technical applications of metric measurement. The publication also contains conversion tables, a glossary of metric system terms, and guides to proper usage in spelling, punctuation, and pronunciation of the language of the metric system. (MP)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Decimal Fractions, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Measurement, Metric System, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Visual Aids
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 0507-LP-475-0010; No price quoted).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Education and Training Command, Washington, DC.