ERIC Number: ED195168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Education, Educational Games, Experiential Learning, French, German, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education, Metric System, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Spanish, Vocabulary
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
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.