ERIC Number: ED115494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Going Metric: Guidelines for the Mathematics Teacher, Grades K-8.
Leffin, Walter W.
This booklet gives a brief history of the metric system up to the present time. A detailed explanation of the international system of units (SI units) for length, area, volume, mass, temperature, and time is included. Also included are five check-up tests with answers for the measures of length, area, volume, and weight, as well as tables of all metric prefixes and of practical units for commerce and trade. A third section contains general guidelines for teaching the metric system with specific directions for spelling, punctuation, and use of metric symbols. The fourth section contains classroom activities, lists of recommended materials, and instructions for student-made learning aids. (JBW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Resource Materials, Secondary School Mathematics, Teaching Guides
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., 1906 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 ($1.50, discounts on quantity orders)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.