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
A small car
25 6th graders
half of a pint
a small teacup
adult sized fist
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-Miss K :)