ERIC Number: ED118425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
An Effort to Produce a Recommended List of Elementary Metric Materials.
Maney, Catherine M.
The purpose of this study was to produce a list of materials for metric instruction in the elementary school. The Charles H. Taylor School in Boston was used as a laboratory for the collection, study, and evaluation of published metric materials. Problems inherent in the introduction of the metric system in four dissimilar elementary schools were studied. The main concerns focused on staff training and conversions, pupil incentives, and community/parental support and involvement. A primary administrative concern is that of finding money to purchase texts and materials for metrication. This paper describes the preliminary steps involving suppliers, staff, community, and school personnel, as well as procedures involving faculty and students for evaluating materials and programs. The paper includes a recommended list of the metric materials and aids judged to be most worthwhile for use in the elementary school. It was also recommended that a faculty review and use the materials before ordering them; that materials be learner-tested; that resource rooms to established and materials be shared to reduce costs; and that descriptive cost-analysis lists be distributed to assist in the purchase of cost-effective metric materials. (JBW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Maxi II Practicum Report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the cegree of Doctor of Education, Nova University; Occasional marginal legibility