# Customary Unit Teacher Resources

The Customary Units of measurement used in the United States were copied from England and adopted prior to the Revolutionary War. While most of the world uses the metric system of measurement (England now uses the British Imperial System), except for those working in the scientific community most Americans still use U.S. Customary units to measure length, weight, and capacity.

Introduce units of measurement with this video that distinguishes between U.S. Customary and Metric units. Believe it or not, the U.S. Customary Unit of measurement is actually based on the metric system! Check this video that looks at the prototype of the original one-kilogram French cylinder used as the standard of all weight measurements.

Another great place to start a study of U.S. Customary units is with this resource that explains the need for standard measurement tools. Check out this lesson which will address questions your students might have about the origins of Customary Units. Young mathematicians employ units of capacity (pints, quarts, cups, gallons) to write a mathematical sentence on this worksheet. An interactive resource offers middle schoolers an opportunity to practice unit conversions from miles to yards, to feet, and back again, while this lesson teaches students how to convert from U.S. customary units to metric units and back again.

With materials for all grade levels, our collection of Customary Unit resources is designed to ensure your students can measure up.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Customary Units of Capacity and Weight

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Six straightforward word problems require learners to use customary units of capacity (pints, quarts, cups, gallons) on this assignment. In order to answer each question, they must write an explanation in the form of a mathematical...
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Length

For Students 4th - 5th
In this customary length worksheet, students solve 5 multiple choice problems where they must choose the better estimate of customary length. Students then answer 9 fill in the blank problems and 1 word problem, where they must convert...
Interactive
Scholastic

#### Study Jams! Customary Units of Length

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
See if your mathematicians can go from miles to yards to feet and back again with unit conversions. This video introduces the topic of the customary units of length and common equivalents. The main rule is to multiply when making...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Customary Units of Length - Homework 6.2

For Students 5th Standards
On this measurement hanodout, individuals review how to make conversions with customary units of length. They make conversions, compare lengths, and reason which unit of measure they would use for given items. To conclude the assignment,...
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Curriculum Corner

#### Converting Customary Units of Length Brochure

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Customary units, also known as standard units of measurement, are the focus of a conversion brochure. Learners compare, identify, and convert customary units of length before folding the sheets into a brochure.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Customary Units of Length - Practice 6.2

For Students 5th Standards
Fifth graders complete nine problems in which they work with converting customary units of length such as feet to yards, and yards to miles. They compare measurements using inequality signs in six examples, and answer two test prep...
Instructional Video5:10
Curated OER

#### U.S. Customary and Metric units

For Students 4th - 6th
Expose your students to the differences and vocabulary associated with both U.S. Customary Units and Metric Units. Sal defines 14 different terms of measure and then sorts them into two categories. He has lots of little side notes that...
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Weight Homework 13.7

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this customary units of weight, students choose the unit that would be most appropriate to measure the weight of 11 objects- either ounces or pounds.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Length, Weight, and Capacity Reteaching Worksheet

For Students 4th
In this customary units of length, weight, and capacity reteaching activity, 4th graders review the customary measures in a box at the top of the page. They use the review information to make conversions in 9 problems. They use the...
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Capacity

For Students 4th - 5th
In this customary units learning exercise, students use the recipes that list customary units for capacity to solve the word problems. Students solve six word problems.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Weight

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this customary units of weight worksheet, students use the math table that shows the normal weight of balls used in various professional sports. Students use the numbers in each table to solve the problems.
Interactive
Curated OER

#### Using Customary Units of Length

For Students 5th
In this using customary units of length learning exercise, 5th graders answer 10 multiple choice questions on paper, not online,Â  about length in inches, feet, yards and miles, with answers available online.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Length Conversions

For Students 3rd - 4th
For this converting customary units of length worksheet, students convert inches, feet, and yards. Students solve 20 problems.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units Of Length 1

For Students 4th - 8th
In this customary units of length worksheet, students draw five lines with different lengths, measure five lines to the nearest half inch and estimate the length of five widths.
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Curated OER

#### Independent Practice 2: Converting Units of Length

For Students 6th - 8th
In this converting units of length instructional activity, students convert customary units of measurement into yards, inches or feet. This one-page instructional activity contains twenty conversion problems. This one-page instructional...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Customary Units of Capacity - Problem Solving 12.3

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Math majors need not only to be able to solve problems, but also apply the skills to real-world situations. On this activity, they solve five problems in which they must convert units of capacity or liquid volume. Give this to your class...
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Curated OER

#### Introduction to Measuring Length in Customary Units

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students explore customary units of measurement. Students use yardsticks, rulers, and adding machine paper to measure specific units as directed by the teacher. Through completing this hands-on activity, they actively investigate units...
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Curated OER

#### Perimeter and Customary Units of Length

For Students 4th - 6th
In this perimeter/units of length worksheet, students solve a set of 6 word problems using perimeter and customary units of length.
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Curated OER

#### Convert Customary Units and Units of Time

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this converting measurements worksheet, students use the table to solve 6 story problems that require students to convert customary units and units of time.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### Convert Customary Units of Length

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Sports fans will really enjoy this unit conversion assignment. A table of standard measurements for football-related equipment is presented as the data for solving six word problems. For all of the problems, players will need to convert...
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Weight Practice 13.7

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this customary weights worksheet, students solve 13 problems in which the weights of objects are estimated, ordered and converted. All are standard units of weight.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Weight Reteach 13.7

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this standard weights worksheet, students analyze 9 common objects and choose the most appropriate unit to weigh them-ounces or pounds.
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Curated OER

#### Customary Units of Length

For Teachers 5th
For this mathematics worksheet, 5th graders identify which is the larger unit, inches or feet. Then they use the chart to help them in solving the problems listed. Students also identify whether they multiply or divide for each answer.
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Curated OER

#### Computing With Customary Units

For Teachers 6th
In this mathematics worksheet, 6th graders identify and practice adding and subtracting units of measure. They add or subtract and regroup for each problem. Then, students explain how each way is different.