Team Metric is the voice of parents who embrace our future and are charting a course that will allow our children to navigate the pathways of the 21st century global economy. We believe a strong measurement foundation will empower K-12 students to succeed in the many occupational paths constructed around our knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine and/or the Military. Even in the US, the universal measurement system utilized by most of these professions is the modern metric system.
Students in the United States, as a whole, perform more poorly in measurement than in any other content area, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Our students are entering their colleges and careers disadvantaged. Team Metric believes dual-measurement instruction is a significant negative factor. If we are to build the foundation of measurement knowledge on only one system- which system is your child's best bet?
We are Team Metric!
Team Metric is tackling the misalignment between how elementary education (K-5) builds the foundation of measurement knowledge, in customary units, and how students are actually required to apply measurement knowledge, in metric units. The modern metric system is utilized extensively in upper grades mathematics and exclusively in science-related classes. It is also universally used in college and career readiness training programs anchored in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine or the Military.