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Celebrate National Metric Week!

Special opportunities to interact on the metric system: our cleverest of units.
October 1, 2017

Stop by from 1 to 2:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday, or from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for some hands-on activities and pick up a free “metric only” ruler.

Not many people are aware that the United States was one of the original signatory countries on the Treaty of the Meter that gave the International Bureau of Standards the right to set metric system measures for the world way back in 1875.

To celebrate the marvelous metric system and highlight its benefits, National Metric Week is held the week in which 10/10 falls (The tenth day of the tenth month). Begun back in the 1970s by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the event has since moved from May (5/10) to October (10/10) to coincide with the school year.

Stop by from 1 to 2 p.m. from Tuesday through Thursday, or from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for some hands-on activities and pick up a free “metric only” ruler.

Stop by:

Tuesday (10/10) through Thursday (10/12) 1-2 p.m.

Saturday (10/14) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Can’t make it here? Check out the U.S. Metric Association’s pages for Metric Week activities.