Monthly Archives: February 2014

All too often, mystified when we measure

John Frewen-Lord recalls several recent examples of difficulties with measurement and asks if common measuring devices actually inhibit using the metric system. Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

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Government decision contradicts road safety initiatives

The Government has been accused of failing to implement the strategies necessary to achieve goals agreed as part of two major international road safety initiatives. Furthermore, its decision on width and height restriction sign regulations, made shortly after taking office … Continue reading

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Should we forget fractions and only use decimal?

I am motivated to write this article because, in the past, I have come across supporters of metrication, some of whom with teaching experience, who say that only decimals should be taught rather than both fractions and decimals in elementary … Continue reading

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