ERIC Number: ED054951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Measure for Measure: A Guide to Metrication for Workshop Crafts and Technical Studies.
Schools Council, London (England).
This booklet is designed to help teachers of the industrial arts in Great Britain during the changeover to metric units which is due to be substantially completed during the period 1970-1975. General suggestions are given for adapting equipment in metalwork and engineering and woodwork and technical drawing by adding some metric equipment immediately and then replacing present stock with metric equipment as it wears out. Details of how one secondary school has tackled this conversion are described, and the problem of "keeping in step" during the changeover is also discussed. Appendices describe the International System of Units (SI); metric machine speeds; the use of existing drills to form an approximate metric series; re-calibration of machine dials for metric measurement; metric sizes for woodworking tools, supplies and drawing paper; and suggestions for educational projects during the changeover period. (MM)
Descriptors: Equipment, Industrial Arts, Mathematical Applications, Measurement, Metric System, Resource Materials, Secondary School Mathematics, Technical Mathematics
Evans Brothers Limited, Montague House, Russell Square, London WC1, England
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).