# Customary & Metric Measurement Created by Brooke M. McFry 2007.

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Customary & Metric Measurement Created by Brooke M. McFry 2007

The Study of Measurement Length CUSTOMARY Inch Foot Yard Mile METRIC Meter Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- Capacity CUSTOMARY Teaspoon Tablespoon Fluid ounces, Cup Pint, Quart, Gallon METRIC Liter Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- Weight / Mass CUSTOMARY Ounce Pound Ton METRIC Gram Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- CustomaryMetric

Two Systems of Measurement Customary - what we use in the U.S. Metric - what most countries of the world use

Units of Measurement are what we use to measure things. Units of Measurement LENGTH How LONG is it? CAPACITY How much can it HOLD? WEIGHT How HEAVY is it? MASS How much MATTER is in it?

Customary Measurement Length – inch, foot, yard, mile Capacity – teaspoon, tablespoon, fluid ounce, cup, pint, quart, half-gallon, gallon Weight – ounce, pound, ton

Customary Units of Length INCH FOOT YARD MILE What Equals What? 1 foot (ft or ’) = 12 inches (in or ”) 1 yard (yd) = 3 feet or 36 inches 1 mile (mi) = 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards

TEASPOON TABLESPOON FLUID OUNCE CUP PINT QUART GALLON What Equals What? 1 tablespoon (tbsp) = 3 teaspoons (tsp) 1 fluid ounce (fl oz) = 2 tablespoons (tbsp) 1 cup (c)= 8 fluid ounces or 16 tbsp 1 pint (pt) = 2 cups 1 quart (qt) = 2 pints 1 half-gallon = 2 quarts 1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts See Mr. Gallon & Gallon Man... Customary Units of Capacity

Mr. Gallon Retrieved on May 7, 2007 from http://www.twogetherexpress.com/gallon%20man2.htm

Gallon Man Retrieved on May 7, 2007 from http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=L513

OUNCE POUND TON What Equals What? 1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces (oz) 1 ton (T) = 2,000 pounds Customary Units of Weight

Metric Measurement Length – millimeter, centimeter, decimeter, meter, kilometer Capacity – liter, kiloliter Mass – gram, kilogram

Everything is related to the METER: Metric Units of Length Kilometer meter Decimeter Centimeter Millimeter What Equals What? 1 centimeter (cm) = 10 millimeters (mm) 1 decimeter (dm) = 10 centimeters 1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters 1 kilometer (km) = 1,000 meters

Metric Units of Capacity Everything is related to the LITER: liter Milliliter What Equals What? 1 liter = 1,000 milliliters

Metric Units of Weight Everything is related to the GRAM: Kilogram gram Milligram What Equals What? 1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 grams (g) 1 gram = 1,000 milligrams (mg)

The Study of Measurement Length CUSTOMARY Inch Foot Yard Mile METRIC Meter Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- Capacity CUSTOMARY Teaspoon Tablespoon Fluid ounces, Cup Pint, Quart, Gallon METRIC Liter Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- Weight / Mass CUSTOMARY Ounce Pound Ton METRIC Gram Milli-, Centi-, Unit, Kilo- CustomaryMetric

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