Discovering Gallon Man—Measuring Up

Isn't being pint-sized just one-eighth of a gallon? The class investigates the relationships between the different customary units of liquid measurement in instructional activity five of a seven-part unit to develop various skills. Using the relationships, pupils practice converting liquid measurements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Extend the conversions to include fluid ounces
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should be comfortable with using proportional reasoning
  • Requires gallon, quart, pint, and cup containers
  • Contains a graphic to help remember customary volume conversions
  • Includes suggestions for extensions
  • Provides anticipated answers for questions
  • None
Common Core