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ERIC Number: ED110348
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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Moving to Metrics in Our Schools.
Gibb, E. Glenadine
This speech, addressed to school administrators, outlines the reasons for implementing instruction in the metric system and offers advice on several aspects of this implementation. The author observes that although the primary responsibility for teaching metric measurement will fall on the mathematics teacher, other teachers (e.g., science, vocational education) will need to use the metric system in their classes, and, therefore, recommends in-service programs for all teachers. These programs should aim at development of the ability to use measuring instruments and to estimate quantities in metric terms, rather than at conversion of units. Parent education nights are also advocated. A list of basic equipment needed for metric instruction and another of journals and other resources concerned with the metric system are provided. (SD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of American Association of School Administrators (107th, Dallas, Texas, February 21-22, 1975)