# Converting Measurements

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Converting Measurements
Customary and Metric

Warm-Up Hint: They bought 2 items from the housewares store!
Mabel and her mom are going shopping on Saturday. They bought at least one item from each of the 3 departments that they visited. Mabel gave the clerk \$120 and she got back \$11.76 change. What items did they buy? Think about how much they spent. NO TAX TODAY! HOUSEWARES Dishtowels: \$11.38 Curtain Rods: \$12.98 Bath Mats: \$29.58 CLOTHING Shirt: \$30.98 Dress: \$49.90 Slacks: \$39.90 TOOLS Hammer: \$17.90 Saw: \$23.90 Drill: \$25.78 Hint: They bought 2 items from the housewares store! They bought curtain rods, bath mat, slacks, and a drill.

Customary Measurements http://www. brainpop
Length 1 foot (ft) 12 inches (in) 1 yard (yd) 3 feet 1 mile (mi) 5,280 feet 1,760 yards

Customary Measurements
Weight 1 pound (lb) 16 ounces (oz) 1 ton (T) 2,000 pounds

Customary Measurements
Capacity 1 cup (c) 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) 1 pint (pt) 2 cups 1 quart (qt) 2 pints 1 gallon (gal) 4 quarts

Gallon Man!

How many pints make up the gallon?
Use Gallon Man to solve! What is 36 pints converted into gallons? How many pints make up the gallon? 36 pints ? gallons 8 pints 1 gallon =

Use the conversion chart!
A large juice carton has a capacity of 64 fluid ounces. How many quarts is this? Capacity 1 cup (c) 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) 1 pint (pt) 2 cups 1 quart (qt) 2 pints 1 gallon (gal) 4 quarts How many fl oz are there in 1 cup? How many cups are in a quart? 8 fl oz 4 = 32 fl oz in 1 quart 32 fl oz 1 quart 64 fl oz ? quarts 2 quarts =

Use the conversion chart
How many inches are there in 7 yards? Length 1 foot (ft) 12 inches (in) 1 yard (yd) 3 feet 1 mile (mi) 5,280 feet 1,760 yards How many inches are there in 1 foot? How many feet are there in 1 yard? 12 in 3 = 36 in. in 1 yard 12 in 1 yard ? in 7 yards = 84 inches

Metric Units http://www. brainpop
Metric units use a series of prefixes Metric Units Kilo Hecto Deka Base Deci Centi Milli Base Measurements Liter (capacity) Meter (length) Gram (mass)

Most Commonly Used Metric Measurements
Length 1 centimeter (cm) 10 millimeters (mm) 1 meter (m) 100 centimeters 1 meter 1000 millimeters 1 kilometer (km) 1000 meters

Most Commonly Used Metric Measurements
Mass 1 gram (g) 1000 milligrams (mg) 1 kilogram (kg) 1000 grams 1 metric ton (t) 1000 kilograms Capacity 1 liter (L) 1000 milliliters (mL)

How to convert metric units
K H D B D C M Just count the number of letters from the measurement you start with to the number measurement you are converting to Move your decimal that many places

Metric Conversion Example
K H D B D C M 3 2 1 A box of cereal has a mass of 425 g. How many kilograms is this? 425 g .425 kg

Metric Conversion Example
K H D B D C M What is 765 millimeters in kilometers? 765 mm km