ERIC Number: ED149168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Implementing the Metric System in Industrial Occupations. Metric Implementation Guide.
Retzer, Kenneth A.
Addressed to the industrial education teacher, this guide is intended to provide appropriate information, viewpoints, and attitudes regarding the metric system and to make suggestions regarding presentation of the material in the classroom. An introductory section on teaching suggestions emphasizes the need for a "think metric" approach made up of hands-on experience with the use of convenient referents (models for some of the commonly used units) but very little conversion between the metric system and the customary system. Major contents are in eight chapters: (1) The System, (2) Length, (3) Area, (4) Volume (Cubic Measure and Liter Measure), (5) Mass, (6) Volume-Mass, (7) Other Units (Temperature, Force, Energy-Work, Power, Pressure-Stress, and Torque), and (8) Miscellaneous Exercises. Each chapter includes explanatory material and a variety of suggested learning activities, some with directions addressed to the student. Some activities and exercises are of a general nature and some are related to specific occupational areas: automotive services, business machine maintenance, commercial photography, construction and building trades, drafting, electrical, graphic arts, machine shop, sheet metal, small engine repair, and mill work and cabinetmaking. A bibliography and answers to the exercises are appended. (JT)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Mathematics.
Note: For related documents see CE 014 580-584