Presentation on theme: "Customary Measurement. The United States uses customary units. Many other countries use the Metric System. Examples of customary units include: inches,"— Presentation transcript:
The United States uses customary units. Many other countries use the Metric System. Examples of customary units include: inches, feet, yards, miles, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, ounces, pounds, and Fahrenheit temperature
Tools for Measuring Length We use certain tools for measuring length. Can you think of a tool we use to measure length? rulers, yard sticks, tape measures
Length We measure length in inches (in.), feet (ft), yards (yd), and miles (mi). Shorter lengths are measured in inches, feet, and yards. 12 inches = 1 foot 3 feet = 1 yard
Customary Length Longer distances are measured in miles. It is about 1 mile from H.I.S. to Pizza Pro. It takes about 20 minutes to walk one mile. 5,280 feet = 1 mile1,760 yards = 1 mile
What unit could you use? Would you use inches, feet, yards, or miles?
How many inches are in a foot? 12
How many feet are in 1 yard? 3
How many yards are in 1 mile? 1,760
How many feet are in 1 mile? 5,280
If the ceiling in your bedroom is 4 yards high, how many feet is it? 12 feet
If a turtle travels 10 yards in 1 hour, how many feet can it travel in 1 hour? 30 feet
Name the four units we use for measuring length. inches, feet, yards, miles
Name 3 tools we use for measuring length. ruler, yard stick, tape measure
Choose the best answer for the height of a full grown tree. A.) 3 inches B.) 3 yards C.) 3 miles D.) 30 feet *D
Choose the best answer for the height of a stop sign. A.) 8 inches B.) 8 yards C.) 8 feet D.) 8 miles *C
Choose the best answer for the length of a bed. A.) 12 inches B.) 2 feet C.) 3 miles D.) 2 yards *D
Choose the best answer for the height of a building. A.) less than a yard B.) more than a yard C.) more than a mile D.) less than 8 feet *B
How long is a football field? A.) 100 yards B.) 100 miles C.) 10 yards D.) 10 inches *A
How high is a ceiling? A.) 3 feet B.) 3 yards C.) 12 inches D.) 10 yards *B
Customary Capacity Capacity is used to measure the volume of a container. How much can a container hold? We use fluid ounces (fl oz), cups (c), pints (pt), quarts (qt), and gallons (gal).
Tools for Measuring Capacity We use certain tools for measuring capacity. Can you think of any tools we use to measure capacity? measuring cups, teaspoon, tablespoon
Customary Capacity We use fluid ounces to measure very small amounts of liquid. Medicine in a medicine dropper would be measured in ounces. 8 fluid ounces = 1 cup
Customary Capacity 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints = 1 quart This is one pint and one quart
Customary Capacity 4 quarts = 1 gallon
Customary Capacity If you can draw this picture, you know capacity!
What unit could you use? Would you use fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, or gallons?
Capacity is used to measure ________. volume
What is the smallest unit of measurement for capacity? fluid ounce
What is the largest unit of measurement for capacity? gallon
There are ____ fluid ounces in 1 cup. 8
There are _____ cups in 1 pint. 2
There are ___ pints in 1 quart. 2
There are ___ quarts in 1 gallon. 4
What units would you use to measure the amount of water in a large aquarium? gallons
What units would you use to measure the amount of water in a bathtub? gallons
What units would you use to measure the amount of medicine in a medicine dropper? fluid ounces
What units would you use to measure the amount of coffee in a coffee cup? cups
Can you draw the G picture?
Customary Weight Weight is the measure of how heavy an object is. We use ounces (oz), pounds (lb), and tons (T). We use scales to measure weight.
Tools for Measuring Weight Can you think of a tool that we use to measure the weight of an object? scale