Presentation on theme: "Customary and Metric Units of Measurement Customary units of measure are the units of measure that are used only in the United States. Customary Measurements."— Presentation transcript:
Customary and Metric Units of Measurement Customary units of measure are the units of measure that are used only in the United States. Customary Measurements Units of Length. Units of Weight. Units of Capacity. Units of Time.
The Units of Capacity Capacity: It is the amount a container can hold. Within the customary system, the common units for measuring capacity are fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. Examples: A standard cup of coffee. A can of coke is 12 fluid ounces. A gallon of milk.
Fluid Ounce (fl.oz.) One fluid ounce is equal to 2 tablespoons. 1 fl oz = 2 tbsp.
Gallon A customary unit of capacity. One gallon is equal to 4 quarts. 1 gal = 4 qt + + +
Quart (qt.) One quart is equal to 2 pints. 1 qt = 2 pt 1tall glass of lemonade = 1 pint
Pint (pt.) One pint ( approx. a tall glass of lemonade) is equal to 2 cups. 1 pt. = 2 cups
Tablespoon (tbsp) One tablespoon is 3 teaspoon. 1 tbsp. = 3 tsp.
Three teaspoon is one tablespoon. 3 tsp = 1 tbsp. Teaspoon (tsp.)
Units of Length. Length : It is a measure of the length of an object. The common units for measuring lenght in the customary system are inches, feet, yards, and miles. Examples: A ruler is a foot. There are 12 inches in a foot. A football field is measured in yards. The distance from here to Flagstaff is measured in miles.
Inches There are 12 inches in a foot. 12 in. = 1 foot. 1 ruler = 12 inches/1 foot
Yards There are 3 feet in a yard. 3 ft. = 1 yd. 36 in. = 1 yd. Football/soccer fields are measured in yards.
Miles There are 1,760 yards in a mile 1,760 yd. = 1 mi. The distance from here to Flagstaff is measured in miles.
Units of Weight. Weight : It is a measure of the heaviness of an object. The common units for measuring weight in the customary system are ounces, pounds, and tons. Examples: A loaf of bread is a pound. A compact car weighs a ton.
Pound (lb.) A pound is equal to 16 ounces. 1 lb. = 16 ounces. 1 pound of bread = One 16 ounce Jelly jar.
Ounce (oz.): 16 ounce is one pound. 16 (oz.) = 1 lb. 16 ounce jar = 1 pound cake
Ton (T) : One ton is equal to 2000 pounds. 1 T = 2000 lbs. A compact car weighs one ton or 2000 pounds.
Metric Units of measurement The metric units of measurements are used anywhere outside of the United States – elsewhere in the world. The three basic units of the metric system are : –Gram – measures weight –Meter – measures length. –Liter – measures capacity.
Metric Units of Capacity Gram (g): Measures weight 1000 grams is equal to 1 kilogram. 1000g = 1 kg.
Kilogram (kg.) One Kilogram is equal to 1000 grams. 1 kg = 1000 g
Milliliter (mL) 1000 milliliters is equal to 1 Liter. 1000mL = 1 L
Liter (L) One liter is equal to 1000 milliliters. 1 L = 1000 ml
Metric units of Length Millimeter (mm. ) 1000 millimeters is equal to 1 meter. 1000 mm = 1 m.
Centimeter (cm.) 100 centimeters is equal to 1meter. 100 cm. = 1 m
Decimeter (dm.) 1 decimeter is equal to 10 centimeters. 1 dm. = 10 cm.