# MATH

• WELCOME TO MATH!

We will continue our study of measurement today :)
So far we have covered inches, 1/2-inches, 1/4-inches, feet, and yards.
Today we will learn about 'Miles.'

According to your textbook, "A mile is about how far you can walk in 25 minutes."
This means that if you stepped out the doors of the school and began walking in the direction of your house, you would have walked about one full mile by the time 25 minutes had passed.
Some of you might have reached your house and walked right past it!
Some of you might not have reached your house even after walking for 25 minutes!
That is to say, some of you live less than one mile from school, and some of you live more than one mile from school.
Do you think your home is more or less than one mile from school?

Clearly, a mile is the largest unit of measurement we have studied thus far.
So, let's switch the question a bit and ask: What unit of measurement do you think you should use to measure the length of the Detroit River (which runs from where we live, all the way down past the city of Detroit and then to Lake  Erie).

A. feet
B. yards
C. miles
D. inches

If you answered 'C.' miles, you are absolutely correct!

FACT: There are 5,280 feet in a mile.
That means it would take 5,280 rulers lined up end-to-end to make the same distance as one mile.
That's a LOT of rulers!

Now, let's take a look at a video explaining 'Miles,' and then I invite you to complete page 94 in your Math Workbook.

***** PLEASE SUBMIT MATH WORKBOOK PAGE 94 *****