## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Converting Gallons, Quarts, Pints, Cups, & Ounces - Section 4: Guided Practice

By creating several tasks that built upon one another, students began to make connections between units of measurement, which also helped them build a conceptual understanding of measurement.

I was glad that I created a learning progression where all units of measurement were compared to cups. Students began to develop an understanding of how all units were connected through this one measuring unit. For example: I know that there are 8 ounces in a  cup, and there are 2 cups in a pint, 4 cups in a quart, and 16 cups in a gallon. Since students understood the size of a cup, it helped them understand the relative sizes of the other units of measurement.

Originally, I had planned on taking this lesson one step further by creating a process grid: Cup Equivalency Chart. After teaching this lesson, I felt that we had already related each measuring uint to cups without this chart.

Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Reflection

# Converting Gallons, Quarts, Pints, Cups, & Ounces

Unit 2: Measuring Capacity
Lesson 8 of 9

## Big Idea: Understanding the equivalent conversions between measurement units is a foundational skill needed to solve word problems involving measurements.

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### Kara Nelson

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