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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