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Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight By Scott Mangum

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Mississippi Benchmark 2b - Determine appropriate units for measurement of mass, length, distance, volume, and time in the standard (English and metric) systems.

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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

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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.

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Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick.

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A foot is about the length of a floor tile.

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An inch is about the length of a drink bottle top.

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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

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Meet Mr. Gallon 1 gallon

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Meet Mr. Gallon 4 quarts

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Meet Mr. Gallon 8 pints

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Meet Mr. Gallon 16 cups

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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

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Customary Weight A small car weighs about a ton.

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A bag of coffee weighs about 1 pound.

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An ounce weighs the same as 8 nickels.

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