The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A.  Theodore was young man who lived on Inch Isle.  On Inch Isle all lengths were measured ...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. was ready for an adventure. So on his 19 th  birthday he set sail for new lands for the ...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore With great speed M.A. found his way to the island called Foot Falls. Inch Isle Foot Falls
The Journey of M.A. Theodore On the island of Foot Falls M.A. found a table that he really liked a table.  He wanted to bu...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. had no idea what a foot meant! So M.A. politely said, “Excuse me sir, about how long is ...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Of course,” the Footman said, “Why don’t you take this one, free of charge.” “ Thanks a mil...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore How many paperclips long is the paper? So how many feet is the boat? Can M.A. buy this table?...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. soon found himself at the island know as Yacht Yard. Foot Falls Yacht Yard
The Journey of M.A. Theodore While seeing the sights on Yacht Yard, M.A. learned to surf.  He really wanted to buy his own...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore He had no idea how long a yard was. So M.A. asked one of the Yardigans. The Yardigan replied,...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Sure!” M.A. still had the paper from Foot Falls, and he knew that his boat was about three ...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore Could he fit the surfboard he wanted onto his boat? Oh well, it was too expensive anyways. So...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore This time he travelled a very long time. Yacht Yard
The Journey of M.A. Theodore He finally arrived at the biggest island yet. Mile Mountain
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. was thoroughly astounded by the size of everything on the island. While talking with one...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ How much is a mile?” he asked the Milean. “ I use this device to measure miles. But since w...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ What is a conversion factor?” M.A. asked. “ A conversion factor tells how many smaller unit...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ So what you’re saying is there are 5,280 feet in one mile?” “ Yes! Exactly. And the convers...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore What other conversion factors has M.A. already learned on his journey? Inches to feet 12 Feet...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore When M.A. returns to his boat, there are several Mileans standing around it. They ask him, “J...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. quickly recalls the conversion factors that the Milean trader taught him. “ It is .00056...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Wow,” says one Milean, “I did not know that they made boats that small!” “ Believe me, this...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore Mile Mountain
The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. finally reached Inch Isle. He learned so many new things on his journey, he decided to p...
The Journey of M.A. Theodore How many feet long is a 7 in shoe? How many yards is a .0045 mi field? How many miles long is...
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  1. 1. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. Theodore was young man who lived on Inch Isle. On Inch Isle all lengths were measured in inches. So M.A. carried around a paperclip (which is about an inch) to measure things with. Inch Isle
  2. 2. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. was ready for an adventure. So on his 19 th birthday he set sail for new lands for the first time in his life. He measure his boat and thought that is was very large because it measured 36 paperclips long! Inch Isle
  3. 3. The Journey of M.A. Theodore With great speed M.A. found his way to the island called Foot Falls. Inch Isle Foot Falls
  4. 4. The Journey of M.A. Theodore On the island of Foot Falls M.A. found a table that he really liked a table. He wanted to buy it, but he needed to find out if he could fit it in his boat. When he asked how long the table was, the kind Footman said, “This table is 3 feet long.” Foot Falls
  5. 5. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. had no idea what a foot meant! So M.A. politely said, “Excuse me sir, about how long is a foot?” The Footman replied, “Well I carry around a piece of paper like this to measure in feet.” “ Is there one I could buy from you?” M.A. asked. Foot Falls
  6. 6. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Of course,” the Footman said, “Why don’t you take this one, free of charge.” “ Thanks a million times!” M.A. did not want to have to go back to his boat and measure it in feet. Do you think we could help him out? Good thinking! Foot Falls
  7. 7. The Journey of M.A. Theodore How many paperclips long is the paper? So how many feet is the boat? Can M.A. buy this table? Great! M.A. was ready to move on from Foot Falls, so he loaded his new table onto his boat and set sail. Foot Falls
  8. 8. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. soon found himself at the island know as Yacht Yard. Foot Falls Yacht Yard
  9. 9. The Journey of M.A. Theodore While seeing the sights on Yacht Yard, M.A. learned to surf. He really wanted to buy his own surfboard, but he needed to know if it would fit on his boat. The one he wanted was 2 yards long. Yacht Yard
  10. 10. The Journey of M.A. Theodore He had no idea how long a yard was. So M.A. asked one of the Yardigans. The Yardigan replied, “I use this stick to measure the things here because it is about a yard.” “ Can I borrow that stick for a minute?” Yacht Yard
  11. 11. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Sure!” M.A. still had the paper from Foot Falls, and he knew that his boat was about three of those. So he use the paper to measure the stick. The stick was about three papers! So his boat was about one yard long. Yacht Yard
  12. 12. The Journey of M.A. Theodore Could he fit the surfboard he wanted onto his boat? Oh well, it was too expensive anyways. So M.A. went back to his boat and set sail yet again. Yacht Yard
  13. 13. The Journey of M.A. Theodore This time he travelled a very long time. Yacht Yard
  14. 14. The Journey of M.A. Theodore He finally arrived at the biggest island yet. Mile Mountain
  15. 15. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. was thoroughly astounded by the size of everything on the island. While talking with one of the traders, M.A. found that the Mileans measured everything by miles. Mile Mountain
  16. 16. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ How much is a mile?” he asked the Milean. “ I use this device to measure miles. But since we trade so much with Yardigans and Footmen, I know the conversion factors as well,” answered the Milean. Mile Mountain
  17. 17. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ What is a conversion factor?” M.A. asked. “ A conversion factor tells how many smaller units are in one big unit. For instance, the conversion factor from feet to miles is 5,280.” Mile Mountain
  18. 18. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ So what you’re saying is there are 5,280 feet in one mile?” “ Yes! Exactly. And the conversion factor for yards to miles is 1760.” “ That’s great!” Mile Mountain
  19. 19. The Journey of M.A. Theodore What other conversion factors has M.A. already learned on his journey? Inches to feet 12 Feet to yards 3 Mile Mountain
  20. 20. The Journey of M.A. Theodore When M.A. returns to his boat, there are several Mileans standing around it. They ask him, “Just how small is this boat?” Mile Mountain
  21. 21. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. quickly recalls the conversion factors that the Milean trader taught him. “ It is .0005682 miles long,” he responds. Mile Mountain
  22. 22. The Journey of M.A. Theodore “ Wow,” says one Milean, “I did not know that they made boats that small!” “ Believe me, this boat is large where I come from. Now I am going home!” said M.A. Mile Mountain
  23. 23. The Journey of M.A. Theodore Mile Mountain
  24. 24. The Journey of M.A. Theodore M.A. finally reached Inch Isle. He learned so many new things on his journey, he decided to practice it. Inch Isle
  25. 25. The Journey of M.A. Theodore How many feet long is a 7 in shoe? How many yards is a .0045 mi field? How many miles long is a 1798 in sidewalk? How many inches long is a 300 ft---------------------------- football field? Inch Isle

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