Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Explore Customary Units of Capacity - Section 2: Skill Building/Exploration

In this lesson, the students used a visual model of cups, pints, quarts, and gallons to help them determine the appropriate unit of measure to use when measuring capacity.  I feel that it is important for the students to see what is being discussed in the classroom.  Sometimes, as teachers, we feel that the students understand what we are talking about, but in fact a lot of students are visual learners and do not understand.  As in this lesson, the students saw the cup, pint, quart, and gallon.  They related these units to what they use in the real-world.

Visual Models
Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Visual Models

Explore Customary Units of Capacity

Unit 8: Measurement and Data
Lesson 6 of 15

Big Idea: The students record the appropriate measurement units in a two-column table.

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Math, Measurement, Measurement and Methods, customary units of measurement, capacity
50 minutes

Rose Monroe

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