ERIC Number: ED148604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
What About Metric? 1977 Edition.
Barbrow, Louis E.
The conversion to the metric system of measurement and resulting advantages over the English system are discussed. Names of metric units are listed along with the multiplication factors indicated by their prefixes. A comparison of the major units of both systems using everyday quantities and sizes is made and a guide for estimating the most common household measurements is included. Several examples concerning area, weight, and volume provide calculations carried out in both systems. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC.
Note: For earlier editions, see ED 090 024 and ED 139 614; Contains occasional colored pages, shaded charts and graphs which may not reproduce well