ERIC Number: ED131225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Introduction to Metrics.
Edgecomb, Philip L.; Shapiro, Marion
Addressed to vocational, or academic middle or high school students, this book reviews mathematics fundamentals using metric units of measurement. It utilizes a common-sense approach to the degree of accuracy needed in solving actual trade and every-day problems. Stress is placed on reading off metric measurements from a ruler or tape, and on changing units by moving the decimal point. It is designed to reinforce the student's ability to solve problems and includes eight units: Introduction to Metrics, Working with Metric Math, Linear Measurement, Area Measurement, Volume Measurement, Mass or Weight, Temperature Measurement, and Metric Threads. Each unit contains from one to six lessons with each lesson including objectives, text material, and learning activities (discussion questions or written exercises). The seven appendixes include numerous conversion charts as well as charts of screw-thread sizes. (HD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Materials, Measurement, Metric System, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Vocational Education, Workbooks
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Bldg 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N. J. 08903 ($2.50 plus postage)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Curriculum Lab.