ERIC Number: ED137128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Metric Measures and the Consumer. Reprint from FDA CONSUMER, Dec. 1975-Jan. 1976.
Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Advantages of the metric system for the consumer are discussed. Basic metric units are described, then methods of comparison shopping when items are marked in metric units are explained. The effect of the change to the metric system on packaging and labelling requirements is discussed. (DT)
Descriptors: Bulletins, Consumer Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-012-00232-3, $0.45; There is a minimum charge of $1.00 for each mail order)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Drug Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.