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April 10, 2018

posted Apr 10, 2018, 3:01 PM by James Falletti
Today we continued to fly our paper airplanes and collect data for our little STEM Experiment of how weight and balance affect airplane flight. As we were measuring the distance in Feet (') and Inches ("), we now need to convert all our measurements into just inches. How do we do that? 

Well.... Let's say you had measured the distance of your plane as 11 feet exactly (11').
  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches
  • So simply multiply 11 Feet by 12 to get your answer
  • 11 x 12 = 132 inches or 132"
Let's try this one... you had measured the distance of your plane as 15 feet 4 inches (15' 4").
  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches
  • Multiply 15 Feet by 12 to get your answer
  • 15 x 12 = 180 inches or 180"
  • ....but we're not done yet. We still have 4 inches left from our measurement
  • So, take the 180" + 4" = 184 inches or 184"
Let's try one more... you had measured the distance of your plane as 33 feet 5.5 inches (33' 5.5").
  • Remember that 1 foot is equal to 12 inches
  • Multiply 33 Feet by 12 to get your answer
  • 33 x 12 = 396 inches or 396"
  • ....but we're not done yet. We still have 5.5 inches left from our measurement
  • So, take the 396" + 5.5" = 401.5 inches or 401.5"
Now it's you turn (Homework)
  1. Complete the 12 Times Table in your STEM Notebook up to 12 x 30 (you may go further, but not less). Make sure it's neat and organized. Remember that if I cannot read it, I will not accept it. Due April 17, 2018. 
    1. Example: 12 x 20 = 240 etc...
  2. Finish converting your measurements that you had written in your STEM Notebook from Feet (') and Inches (") to just Inches ("). This will be turned in for a quiz grade. Due April 17, 2018. 

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