Chapter 24: Customary Measurement
Lesson 1: Length: Choose the Appropriate Unit. Objective: To estimate and measure length and distance in customary units.
Lesson 2: Measure Fractional Parts. Objective: To measure length to the nearest 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 inch.
Lesson 3: Algebra: Change Linear Units. Objective: To change linear units of measure by multiplying or dividing.
Lesson 4: Hands On: Capacity. Objective: To find the capacity of containers using customary measurement.
Lesson 5: Hands On: Weight. Objective: To measure the weight of objects in customary units.
Lesson 6: Problem Solving Strategy: Compare Strategies. Objective: To compare various problem solving strategies
Vocabulary: length, weight, linear units, inch, foot, yard, mile, capacity, teaspoon, tablespoon, cup, pint, quart, gallon, ounce, point, ton
length: a measure of how long an object or distance is
weight: a measure of how heavy an object is
linear units: units used to measure length, width, height, or distance
inch (in.): a customary unit used to measure length or distance
foot (ft): a customary unit used to measure length or distance; 1 foot = 12 inches
yard (yd): a customary unit used to measure length or distance; 1 yard = 3 feet
miles (mi): a customary unit used to measure length or distance; 1 mile = 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards
capacity: the amount a container can hold when filled
teaspoon (tsp): a customary unit of capacity
tablespoon (tbsp): a customary unit of capacity; 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons
cup (c): a customary unit of capacity; 1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 8 fluid ounces
pint (pt): a customary unit of capacity; 1 pint = 2 cups
quart (qt) a customary unit of capacity; 1 quart = 2 pints
gallon (gal): a customary unit of capacity; 1 gallon = 4 quarts
ounce (oz): a customary unit of weight
pound (lb): a customary unit of weight; 1 pound = 16 ounces
ton (T): a customary unit of weight; 1 ton = 2,000 pounds
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