ERIC Number: ED139614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
What About Metric? Revised Edition.
Barbrow, Louis E.
Described are the advantages of using the metric system over the English system. The most common units of both systems are listed and compared. Pictures are used to exhibit use of the metric system in connection with giving prices or sizes of common items. Several examples provide computations of area, total weight of several objects, and volume; computations are carried out in both systems. A large part of the booklet is printed in the style of posters. (SD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Economics, Decimal Fractions, Mathematics Education, Measurement, Metric System, Standards, Temperature, Weight
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.10)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: For earlier edition, see ED 090 024