Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Home Economics


The purpose of this study was to develop a “Basic Metric” self-instructional programs for use by female adult consumers who wish to learn to use the metric measurements. Such a study was not conceived as an experimental or descriptive type of research but rather as a creative project in which innovative teaching materials are developed. Although the creative element is of major importance, the use of programming required a scientific procedure for developing the teaching materials. The sequence of steps in programming is similar to the steps advocated by systems designers. Field testing of teaching materials was a second purpose. Plans were made to secure data which would indicate the extent to which objectives of the self-instructional program had been met. The need for common definition of terms in this area is apparent.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Metric system

Metric system -- Programmed instruction



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University