Measurement of Distance
Have you ever stood at one end of a road and wondered how far it was to the other end of it? If you have ever asked this question on a road or in a field or on a trail, then you are working with distance. You can measure a distance in a lot of different ways - you can use miles, kilometers, feet or yards. Think back in time. Can you imagine crossing the plains in a covered wagon when you didn't know how far a distance you were going to travel? Now think about it today. You can use a map or the computer to calculate distances and that information makes a road trip today easy to manage.
Here are some additional resources that provide a more in-depth exploration of this topic.
PLIX Interactive: What's in an Inch?
Practice: Measurement of Length to a Fraction of an Inch
Real World Application: Inching Along