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ERIC Number: ED141114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Metric System: Ideas for Introducing the Metric System.
This document provides a suggested timetable for implementation of the metric system in all schools in New York State. The timeline extends from January 1976 through 1980 and is divided into five phases. These phases are defined by educational goals: (1) awareness, (2) knowledge, (3) comprehension, (4) application, and (5) commitment. Suggestions for the phases (especially phase 4) are offered, and guidelines for selecting materials and teaching the metric system in elementary and secondary schools are set forth. Suggestions for secondary school metric activities include uses of the system in 15 curricular areas. A few activities are provided. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of General Education Curriculum Development.; State Univ. of New York, Albany.