Saturday, February 28, 2009

The metric system and math skills

I once suggested that eliminating the use of the customary system of units in this country would help us learn and compete. Now Richard Slettvet, a local teacher, has made the same point in A logical way to improve math scores.

Is it time to act? Who will you engage?

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1 Comments:

Blogger Muvaffak said...

Well, not really.
I was educated in a metric country. Then I came to Stanford, got MSEE. Then worked for HP for 5 years with English system of units. I did not remember great diffuculty using the English system. But sure metric system is better than English system. Particularly for younger generations.

16 November, 2009 04:15  

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