ERIC Number: ED212484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Metric Smorgasbord: All You Can Measure for $9.99.
Kansky, Bob; Olson, Melfried
Presented is a set of metric education materials developed over a five-year period by the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center (SMTC) at the University of Wyoming. It is called a "Metric Smorgasbord" because it is a set of materials which have considerable variety, were planned to appear to a broad range of instructional tastes, and permit sampling. It is comprised of three kinds of metric education materials: (1) Instructional Activities; (2) Teacher Support Materials; and (3) Construction Activities. The Instructional Activities consist of 115 color-coded activities on length, mass, volume, area, and temperature. They are designed to suggest types of measurement activities of interest to help students and teachers think and estimate in metric units. Teacher Support Materials were developed in response to teacher requests, and contain items such as excerpts from the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and a set of sample laboratory and paper-and-pencil metric tests. Construction Activities describe 14 activities involving physical materials and games to be constructed for classroom use. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie. Science and Mathematics Teaching Center.