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ERIC Number: EJ765707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Math Roots: The Beginnings of the Metric System
Johnson, Art; Norris, Kit; Adams,Thomasina Lott, Ed.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v12 n5 p228-231 Jan 2007
This article reviews the history of the metric system, from a proposal of a sixteenth-century mathematician to its implementation in Revolutionary France some 200 years later. Recent developments in the metric system are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France; United States