ERIC Number: ED194335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Metric Education Curriculum Guide, Grades K-12. Bulletin 1537.
Elliott, Emily; And Others
This metric education curriculum guide, produced under the direction of the State of Louisiana Department of Public Education, was developed as part of a metrication plan approved by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. This guide is designed to help teachers prepare students for the predominantly metric world in which they will live as adults. A "hands-on" approach appropriate to the maturity of the students is used throughout the guide, which covers grades K-12. The guide contains: (1) a roster of members of the metric curriculum writing team; (2) a list of metric program pilot teachers; (3) a brief history of the metric system; (4) four important aspects involved in the teaching of measurement; (5) some selected notes regarding the use of metric labels; and (6) objectives and activities collected under length and distance, area, capacity and volume, weight and mass, temperature, and time. This document concludes with an appendix that contains a teacher self-evaluation section, addresses of sources of free metric materials, and other metric-related topics, and a selected bibliography with suggested references. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.
Note: For related documents, see SE 033 159-163. Contains occasional light and broken type.