International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

No Child Left Behind: Teaching the Metric System in US Schools
Kern W. Craig

This article addresses the importance of the International System of Units or SI. It compares the metric system with the customary system of weights and measures. There is a brief discussion involving the evolution of the decimal system from Roman numerals to Hindu-Arabic numerals followed by a longer discussion involving the evolution of SI. Closing arguments support the full adoption and mandatory teaching of the metric system in the United States.

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