ERIC Number: ED137078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Metric (SI) Education and Science Instruction in the Elementary Schools, A Position Paper.
Marcuccio, Phyllis; And Others
The status of metric education at the elementary school level is discussed in this paper. Elementary school curriculum, instructional materials, communication, scope and sequence, metric terminology and usage, teacher training, and educating the adult population are briefly covered. Metric implementation in the United States is summarized for each state and territory. Names and addresses of institutions and organizations involved with metric education are listed, their activities summarized, and metric materials which they have developed are noted. An annotated bibliography is provided, with entries organized into ten categories: teacher education materials, references for teachers, bibliographies, kits for students, student activities, games for students, audio-visual materials, books for students, charts, and hardware. Commercial suppliers of metric materials are listed. Appendices include a bibliography of articles from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) journals; lists of elementary science curriculum projects, elementary science textbook series, and science textbooks for teacher training; and reproductions of RESOURCES IN EDUCATION (RIE) abstracts from ERIC on metric education. (DT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Washington, DC.
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