Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Measurement Conversion

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Bliizblop and his friends are here today to explain how to convert customary measurements.

But first, what does it mean to "convert" something in math?


Here is a conversion chart that may come in handy when you are making dinner tonight.


How many pints are in a quart?
How many quarts are in a gallon?
How many cups are in a gallon?

Conversion charts like the one above are useful when you are doing everyday tasks like making a double batch of brownies, weighing vegetables at the grocery store, or cutting fabric.

This fun video will help you understand conversion when it comes to capacity... like in the kitchen chart above.

Turn up your speakers when The Cup Fills Up!





For this week's lesson, we will stick with the Customary System of measurement.


There are three categories of measurement: length, weight and capacity. In class today, three smarty pants completed the chart below... in about 1.5 seconds. Seriously smart.

Awesome!

You can use the handy dandy conversion charts in your math notebook to help you convert measurements like ounces to pounds...

or inches, feet, yards and miles!


If there are 3 feet in 1 yard, then how many feet are in 3 yards?

3 x 3 = 9

There are 9 feet in 3 yards!

Get it?

Here are a few games and resources to help you practice customary conversions.



Stay tuned for next weeks lesson...

Metric Conversions!



Please make sure your notebook is up to date before our next lesson!

Here is the Quick Check.
If you did not complete it in class, please send your answers to me before Friday!

 [click on any image for a closer look]

Now I'm off to eat 1 pint of chocolate mint ice cream with 8 ounces of whipped cream on top.

And a cherry.

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