# Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight

Customary Measurement Length, Capacity, and Weight By Scott Mangum Mississippi Benchmark 2b - Determine appropriate units for measurement of mass, length, distance, volume, and time in the

standard (English and metric) systems. Customary Length Copy this in your booklet page 12

12 inches (in) = 1 foot (ft) 36 inches = 3 feet or 1 yard (yd) 5,280 feet = 1 mile (mi) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY.

To change from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Customary Length A mile is about half the length of

Talladega Super Speedway. This represents about 1 mile. Talladega is 2.9 miles long.

Talladega Super Speedway Customary Length A yard is about the length of a walking stick. Customary Length A foot is about the

length of a floor tile. Customary Length An inch is about the length of a drink bottle top. Customary Capacity

Copy this in your booklet page 12 4 quarts = 1 gallon (gal)

2 pints = 1 quart (qt) 2 cups = 1 pint (pt) 8 fluid ounces (fl oz) = 1 cup (c) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a

smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Meet Mr. Gallon 1 gallon Meet Mr. Gallon

4 quarts Meet Mr. Gallon 8 pints Meet Mr. Gallon

16 cups Customary Weight Copy this in your booklet page 12

16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb) 2,000 pounds = 1 ton (T) To change from a larger unit of measure to a smaller unit, MULTIPLY. To change from a

smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, DIVIDE. Customary Weight A small car weighs about a ton. Customary Weight A bag of coffee

weighs about 1 pound. Customary Weight An ounce weighs the same as 8 nickels.

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