ERIC Number: ED173142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Changing to the Metric System.
Chambers, Donald L.; Dowling, Kenneth W.
This report examines educational aspects of the conversion to the metric system of measurement in the United States. Statements of positions on metrication and basic mathematical skills are given from various groups. Base units, symbols, prefixes, and style of the metric system are outlined. Guidelines for teaching metric concepts are given, including organization of behavioral objectives by grades and topics and student behavioral objectives. Resources for support of metric education, such as the MeasureMetric Instructional Television Series and Metric Week, are reviewed. A bibliography of printed resources on metric education is given. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
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