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ERIC Number: ED195168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Metric System in the Foreign Language Classroom. Language in Education: Theory and Practice. No. 32.
Stevens, Bette Le Feber
This booklet on the metric system and its presentation in the foreign language class has three main sections: (1) background material, including a brief history of the metric system and a rationale for teaching it in the foreign language class; (2) information for the teacher; and (3) learning activities. The second section includes terminology, an explanation of the decimal nature of the metric system, a metric style guide, suggested equipment, and classmade learning aids. The third section presents some techniques for beginning to teach the metric system and a metric awareness quiz. In addition to these items, there are: learning activities for length, mass, temperature, and volume/capacity; metric games; and a post-test self-quiz. The class activities are in French, German, and Spanish. The appendices include a list by state of metric-conversion educators and a list of some metric conversions. A bibliography completes the volume. (AMH)
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($4.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.