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Math Roots: The Beginnings of the Metric System

Art Johnson, Kit Norris 

January 2007, Volume 12, Issue 5, Page 228

Abstract:
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 discussed, along with where the United States stands on officially adopting the metric system.

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Multicultural
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Weight / Mass