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ERIC Number: ED191709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
It's A Metric World.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Instructional Services.
Topics covered in the first part of this document include eight advantages of the metric system; a summary of metric instruction; the International System of Units (SI) style and usage; metric decimal tables; the metric system; and conversion tables. An alphabetized list of organizations which market metric materials for educators is provided with a key designating types of instructional aids. The second part of this paper, entitled Prepare for a Metric Alabama, presents distances in kilometers around Alabama; a brief history of the metric system; suggested activities and teaching aids for elementary classes; and a table of selected metric-English conversions. Although prepared for elementary teachers K-5, these materials could be adapted to junior and senior high use by modifying activities, problem applications, and vocabulary. (MP)
Descriptors: Decimal Fractions, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Enrichment Activities, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Measurement, Metric System, Resource Materials, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Instructional Services.