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  • 1. Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight
  • 2. Mississippi Benchmark
    • 2b - Determine appropriate units for measurement of mass, length, distance, volume, and time in the standard (English and metric) systems.
  • 3. Customary Length
    • 12 inches (in) = 1 foot (ft)
    • 36 inches = 3 feet or 1 yard (yd)
    • 5,280 feet = 1 mile (mi)
    To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Copy this in your booklet page 12
  • 4. Customary Length
    • A mile is about half the length of Talladega Super Speedway.
    • Talladega is 2.9 miles long.
    Talladega Super Speedway This represents about 1 mile.
  • 5. Customary Length
    • A yard is about the length of a walking stick.
  • 6. Customary Length
    • A foot is about the length of a floor tile.
  • 7. Customary Length
    • An inch is about the length of a drink bottle top.
  • 8. Customary Capacity
    • 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal)
    • 2 pints = 1 quart (qt)
    • 2 cups = 1 pint (pt)
    • 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup (c)
    To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Copy this in your booklet page 12
  • 9. Meet Mr. Gallon 1 gallon
  • 10. Meet Mr. Gallon 4 quarts
  • 11. Meet Mr. Gallon 8 pints
  • 12. Meet Mr. Gallon 16 cups
  • 13. Customary Weight
    • 16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)
    • 2,000 pounds = 1 ton (T)
    To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Copy this in your booklet page 12
  • 14. Customary Weight
    • A small car weighs about a ton.
  • 15. Customary Weight
    • A bag of coffee weighs about 1 pound.
  • 16. Customary Weight
    • An ounce weighs the same as 8 nickels.