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The History of Measurement

History of Measures

These reading materials are centred on the history of the development of metric measures, but we have also included some wider topics.


The materials are in Word (.rtf format) and you are welcome to adapt them for your own use. You may want to shorten the materials, add students' or teachers' comments, or include additional information, questions, diagrams, web site links and so on. Please do adapt the materials to suit your own work.

Please however acknowledge the sources. Do not delete any acknowledgements we have given, and please include this sentence on all materials:

Materials from the Measures project, available at http://www.nrdc.org.uk, adapted by [your name or institution].


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