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# Standard Measurements of Length

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This slideshow was used to introduce standard measurement (inches, feet, yards, & miles) to a 3rd grade class.

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### Standard Measurements of Length

1. 1. Do you measure up?! Measuring using… INCHES FEET YARDS MILES
2. 2. STANDARD SYSTEM - INCHES <ul><li>Look on your ruler – each of the big numbers on it represents an inch . </li></ul><ul><li>Which of these would you measure in inches?: </li></ul>
3. 3. STANDARD SYSTEM - FEET <ul><li>Now look at that ruler again – does anyone know what unit of measurement that one of these rulers is equal to? </li></ul>= _____________________
4. 4. STANDARD SYSTEM - FEET <ul><li>What would we measure in feet ? </li></ul>City roads or distances between places A pencil Our height
5. 5. FEET & INCHES <ul><li>Count the number of inches on your foot ruler. </li></ul><ul><li>1 foot = ___ inches </li></ul>
6. 6. FEET & INCHES <ul><li>Count the number of inches on your foot ruler. </li></ul><ul><li>1 foot = 12 inches </li></ul>Did you know?! -- The lines halfway between each number on a ruler are half-inches! So the bigger line in between 10 & 11 is ____ in.
7. 7. STANDARD SYSTEM - YARDS <ul><li>Want to find a quicker way to measure something than lining up a few 12-in. rulers? </li></ul><ul><li>That’s when you can measure in yard s ! Where have you heard of something measured in yards? </li></ul>
8. 8. STANDARD SYSTEM - YARDS <ul><li>Of course – in football! Every small marking on the field is 1 yard –OR– 3 feet , because… </li></ul>1 yard = 3 feet = 36 inches
9. 9. Ways to remember our units… 1 inch = About from the top of Your thumb to the knuckle 1 foot = About an egg carton 1 yard = About the width of A normal doorway 1 in. 1 ft. 1 yd.
10. 10. ALL EQUAL!
11. 11. What about long distance?! <ul><li>What if you want to measure from your house to a friend’s house? </li></ul><ul><li>What unit </li></ul><ul><li>would you </li></ul><ul><li>use? </li></ul>
12. 12. STANDARD SYSTEM - MILES <ul><li>A mile is a long way if you think about it - one mile = 1,760 yd / 5,280 ft ! That would take: </li></ul><ul><li>1,760 yardsticks… </li></ul><ul><li>… 5,280 rulers… </li></ul><ul><li>…and don’t even think about measuring it with your thumbs! 1 mile = 63,360 inches!!! </li></ul>
13. 13. (To the tune of “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain…”) <ul><li>“ We’ll be measurin’ with feet, inches, and yards… (Yee haw!) </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll be measurin’ with feet, inches, and yards… (Yee haw!) </li></ul><ul><li>If 12 inches is a foot… </li></ul><ul><li>… And 3 feet is a yard… </li></ul><ul><li>Then we’ve got 36 inches in a yard! </li></ul><ul><li>(One more time!)” </li></ul>(Click for the tune!)