Measurement Intro

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<ul><li> 1. MEASUREMENT </li></ul> <p> 2. Whatdidpeopledolongtimeagobeforerulers,tapemeasures,metresticks,...etc? (pg.195) Also,aFATHOM,whichusedtobeusedtomeasurethedepthofwaterfromaboat wasastoneattachedtoapieceofrope.Itwasthrownintothewaterandslowly measuredbylengthsofsomeone'soutstretchedarmsasitcameout.Itisnow standardizedas6FEET. 3. ThereareTWOsystemsofmeasurementthatareprimarilyusedintheworld: METRIC(SI) IMPERIAL *usedmainlyinCanada *usedmainlyinEurope,USA... 4. Let'sseeifwe'recomfortablewithwhichsystemtouseandwhichunitstouse toestimatesomecommonmeasurements:ITEM METRIC IMPERIALdistfromWpgtoBrandon lengthofpen lengthofgym 5. Let'sseeifwe'recomfortableactuallyestimatingmeasurementsofsomefairly commonitemsanddistances: ITEM METRICIMPERIAL distfromWpgtoTorontolengthofacar widthofyourtextbook 6. ...andmeasure5thingsinthisroom,usingacubit,digit,span,hand,and fathomBEFOREYOULEAVETODAY. HOMEWORKpg.198#17 7. FORTHERESTOFTHISUNITSTARTING TOMORROWYOUNEEDARULERTHAT LOOKSLIKETHIS...METRICONONESIDE ANDIMPERIALONTHEOTHER. </p>

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