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Customary & Metric Measurement Created by Brooke M. McFry 2007

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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)

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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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