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Louisiana Metric Week

Celebrating the International System of Units

Each year, the week containing 10 October — the tenth day of the tenth month — is National Metric Week . It's an opportunity to underscore the usefulness of metric system measurements, formally known as the International System of Units (SI).

Governor Edwards has Proclaimed the week of October 8-14, 2023, as Louisiana Metric Week.

Metric Week was originated in 1977 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Now led by the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM)  Metric Program  and the U.S. Metric Association ( USMA ), Metric Week is celebrated in classrooms around the country.

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