ERIC Number: ED146351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The SI Metric System and Practical Applications.
Carney, Richard W.
Intended for use in the technical program of a technical institute or community college, this student manual is designed to provide background in the metric system contributing to employability. Nine units are presented with objectives stated for each unit followed by questions or exercises. (Printed answers are supplied when necessary.) Unit 1 introduces metric definitions, a rationale for the change to metrics, and the basic mathematical units used. Unit 2 presents the use of prefixes and symbols, and explains spellings and the writing of numbers in the metric system. Units 3 through 9 present lessons on temperature (kelvin and Celsium scales), linear measure (kilometre, metre, decimetre, centimetre, and millimetre), building technology (metric tools and standards), area (square kilometre, square metre, square decimetre, square centimetre and square millimetre), volume (cubic metre, cubic decimetre, cubic centimetre), mass or weight (kilogram), and tire pressure, speed, and horsepower (kilopascal, kilometre per hour, and kilowatt). (BL)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Definitions, Guides, Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Materials, Measurement, Metric System, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Two Year Colleges, Units of Study
New Jersey Vocational-Technical Curriculum Laboratory, Building 4103, Kilmer Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 ($3.00 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.