## Following Directions - Section 3: Fun with Inches and Centimeters

Following Directions

# Centimeters and Inches

Unit 14: Length
Lesson 8 of 9

## Big Idea: How do we understand the difference between inches and centimeters? Why does measuring a given object in centimeters always give a bigger number than measuring the same object in inches?

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### Beth McKenna

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