ERIC Number: ED381362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Make It Metric.
Measurement is perhaps the most frequently used form of mathematics. This book presents activities for learning about the metric system designed for upper intermediate and junior high levels. Discussions include: why metrics, history of metrics, changing to a metric world, teaching tips, and formulas. Activities presented are: metrics all around you, vocabulary, think metric, metric liquid measure, metricube, tape measure, bow calipers, micrometer, diameter gauge, depth gauge, height finder, balance scale, distance/mass converter, pan balance, measuring line, trundle wheel, temperature converter, classroom temperature converter, centimeter grid, calculator cards, recipes, mobius loops, metric boomerang, garbage bag kite, grocery bag kite, giant parachute, hot air balloon, solar hot dog cooker, pop tab metrics, metric mobiles, networking, metric game dice, geodesic domes, hamburger metrics, flip flops, and a final examination. (MKR)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Metric System
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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