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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Customary Equivalencies

Today's lesson will be to research our basic customary units to find equivalencies online and come up with our own.

We will go over the activity together in class, but as a quick hint, use words like "approximation," "equivalency," "looks like," and "is about the size of" to help you find equivalencies. If you find a search term that works well, be sure to share with the class.

Objective:  By the end of class, you will be able to determine real world benchmarks for base units in the customary system and evaluate reasonable equivalencies.

Length units: Capacity units: Weight units:
inch yard gallon pint ounce ton
foot mile quart cup pound
Research equivalencies for each of the base units in the customary system to find 1) a/the conversion factor 2) a real life example and if you are feeling creative, 3) a kooky example (get creative and have fun with this.  How many dogs in a miles?  How many drops of water in a gallon?  Either find an example or use proportions and calculations to find one on your own!)  

Base Unit Conversion Standard Example Fun Example

2000 pounds
A small car
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half of a pint
a small teacup
adult sized fist

Ready for the Check-in?  Click here to complete the questions.

-Miss K  :)

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