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Measures (Imperial Units and Conversions) 
Measures PowerPoint Presentation


This is a PowerPoint math or maths presentation on Imperial Measures
The opening slide shows the EU flag together with information on the 11/9/07 ruling on allowing British Imperial Units to be used indefinitely.
Almost all slides show the tables of units for distance/area/mass and capacity in order that students get maximum exposure. A printable table of units is also available for students at the back of the presentation.
In each of the tables the less common units are indicated with an asterix and they are referred to occasionally where there is a point of interest to look at. For example, the chain (cricket pitch) and the furlong (horse racing) are briefly discussed in distance. (In fact it would probably be a good idea to run the Acre v Hectare presentation prior to running the distance element of this one).
In Imperial Measures (distance) we convert miles to yards and feet, yards to feet, yards to inches, feet to inches, feet to yards, inches to feet and inches to yards and feet. There are also some addition sums in yards, feet and inches. In Imperial Measures (area) we briefly look at why a square foot = 144 square inches (this is explained with use of an animated diagram) and we do a similar thing for 9 square feet = 1 square yard.
We do conversions between square feet and square yards and vice versa.
In imperial Measures (mass) we compare a 1 ton imperial elephant with a 1 tonne metric elephant and note the slight difference by looking at their mass in imperial pounds. We briefly look at the redundant measure of a hundredweight before moving on to do lots of conversions between stones, pounds and ounces (using some attractive graphics to add interest) as well as some addition sums.
In Metric Measures (capacity) we look at the conversions between pints and gallons and vice versa. We use a combination of 1, 2, 3, ½ gallons cans, measuring jugs with liquids, pints of milk, and pints of beer to help make it visually interesting.
This is 88 slides of good fun with lots of nice graphics. Worksheets and a units table are included at the end.

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