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Measurement Madness (Sample) Individual Student’s Part of Group Presentation

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Inches and Feet Inches An inch is about the length of from the tip of your thumb to the first knuckle There are 12 inches in a foot Feet A foot is about the distance from your elbow to your wrist There are 5,280 feet in one mile About one inch About 1 foot

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Actual Measuring Mustard bottle = 7 inches Bike tire = 2 feet 1 inch, or 25 inches Pepsi Machine = 5’9” or 69 inches

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Using Inches and Feet to Solve a Problem Paige wants to borrow Shelley’s cool new skis. They need to find out if they are the right length. The skis need do be within 5 in. of Paige’s height. She is 4 ft 11 in. tall and the skis are 67 in. tall. Can she borrow the skis?

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Solution To the Problem Paige is 4 ft. 11 in. tall. To change that to feet you multiply 4 ft. by 12. Add the 11 in. to that total. This equals 59 in.. Shelley is 67 in. tall. To find the difference between the two you take Shelley’s height of 67 in. and subtract Paige’s height of 59 in. The difference is 8 in. The skis need to be within 5 in. of Paige's height. So therefore, Paige has to use her old crummy skis.

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Why Do I Need to Know About Inches and Feet? I need to know inches and feet for when I build my doghouse. I need to know these for when I have to sew pants in Family and Consumer science. I need to know these measurements to chart my own growth.

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