ERIC Number: ED121615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Imminent Meeting with Metrics, II. A Report on a Survey of Nevada In-Service Teachers.
Trent, John; Lee, Ivan E.
Nevada Research Coordinating Unit Report, v10 n5 Entire Issue 1976
Teachers throughout the state of Nevada were surveyed concerning their formal preparation for teaching the metric system, concerns over teaching this system, and their knowledge of it. Results of the survey indicated that the majority of junior and senior high school teachers had studied the metric system, but the majority of elementary teachers had not. On the whole, elementary teachers felt less qualified to teach the metric system than did secondary teachers, although they were more aware of state guidelines which mandate the teaching of the metric system as the primary system of measurement. Eighty percent of elementary teachers felt these guidelines were unclear although only 40 percentof secondary teachers found them inadequate. Over 85 percent of teachers at all levels indicated they would attend metric workshops if they were available in their localities. Responses of teachers to seven items sampling knowledge of the metric system are presented. Senior high school teachers gave more correct responses than did junior high school teachers. Elementary teachers were less knowledgeable than the secondary teachers. (SD)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Secondary School Teachers, State Surveys, Surveys, Teachers
Nevada Research Coordinating Unit, Room 201, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89507
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Reno.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada