ERIC Number: ED113166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Measurement with Metric. A Resource Handbook. Field Test Version.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This handbook, prepared in field-test version, is intended to provide in-service teachers with "guidance in the development of the basic concepts of measurement." The basic assumption on which this guidance is based is that "hands-on" experience is the most appropriate method of teaching metric measurement. An additional premise is that students should learn to think in the metric system, and not to convert from the English to the metric system. The handbook is divided into five sections. After the rationale for teaching the metric system is presented in part one, a variety of activities for teachers' use in developing pre-measurement and measurement skills is described in part two. Section three is designed to aid in the planning and conducting of metric workshops, and section four, on implementation, describes materials needed. A glossary of terms and a bibliography comprise section five. (SD)
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Procedures, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, State Departments of Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Documents Clerk, Oregon Department of Education, 942 Lancaster Drive, N.E., Salem, Oregon 97310
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
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