It’s National Metric Week! In 1976, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics launched an annual celebration to emphasize the simplicity and importance of metrics and to promote metric awareness. Since metrics is based on units of ten, Metric Week occurs during the week in which the tenth day of the tenth month falls. This year, those dates are October 6-12, 2014. Ah, those witty mathematicians!
Get your kids to learn metrics easily with the Magnetic Staircase. Download our easy to print Metric Staircase illustration, here.