ERIC Number: ED211364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement With Metric: A Resource Handbook. Revised Edition.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
This document has been designed as a guide for anyone planning to teach the metric system to teachers, parents, children, or the general public. The handbook has the following sections: (1) Introduction, (2) Rationale and Key Considerations for Measuring with Metric, (3) Philosophy and Methodology, (4) Measurement Activities, (5) Teacher Workshops, (6) Metric Concerns for Parents, (7) Metric Program Implementation, (8) Glossary, and (9) Bibliography. The major premises and central themes for this handbook are: (1) Emphasis should be placed on measurement; (2) The hands-on approach is the best way to learn; (3) Estimation should be encouraged early and continued throughout learning experiences; (4) There is no need for exercises involving converting between systems; and (5) This document and workshops using it should demonstrate that effective measurement programs can be taught with low-cost materials. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.