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5-6 Customary Measurements Course 1 Warm Up Lesson Presentation

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**Learn to identify and convert customary units of measure.**

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You can use the following benchmarks to help you understand fluid ounces, tons, and other customary units of measure Customary Unit Length Inch (in.) Length of a small paper clip Foot (ft) Length of a standard sheet of paper Mile (mi) Length of about 18 football fields Weight Ounce (oz) Weight of a slice of bread Pound (lb) Weight of 3 apples Ton Weight of a buffalo Capacity Fluid Ounce (fl oz) Amount of water in 2 tablespoons Cup © Capacity of a standard measuring cup Gallon (gal) Capacity of a large milk jug

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**Choose the most appropriate customary unit for each measurement**

Choose the most appropriate customary unit for each measurement. Justify your answer. A. the weight of a car tons; The weight of a car is similar to the weight of a buffalo. B. the diameter of a soap can inches; The diameter of a soup can is similar to the length of a few paper clips. C. the weight of a newborn baby pounds; The weight of a newborn baby is similar to the weight of more than a dozen apples.

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**Choose the most appropriate customary unit for each measurement**

Choose the most appropriate customary unit for each measurement. Justify your answer. A. the length of a pen top inch; The length of a pen top is similar to the length of a small paper clip. B. the weight of a pitcher of juice pounds; The weight of a pitcher of juice is similar to the weight of about 10 apples. C. the capacity of a jar of peanut butter cups; The capacity of a jar of peanut butter is similar to the capacity of 2 standard measuring cups.

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**Length Weight Capacity**

12 inches (in)= 1 foot (ft) 3 feet = 1 yard (yd) 5,280 feet = 1 mile (mi) Weight 16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb) 2000 pounds = 1 ton Capacity 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup (c) 2 cups = 1 pint (pt) 2 pints = 1 quart (qt) 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal)

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