Units of Measure

Mathematics, Grade 3

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Study Guide Units of Measure Mathematics, Grade 3

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UNITS OF MEASURE What Are Units of Measurement? People measure mass, volume, and length. These measurements are labeled with the appropriate unit of measurement. How to use units of measurement: 1. Weight or mass is the amount of heaviness of an object Ounces to measure small objects such as letters and potato chips Pounds to measure standard objects such as potatoes and people Tons to measure large objects such as cars 2. Capacity is the amount of liquid an object can hold Cup is used to measure small amounts o Pint = 2 cups o Quart = 2 pints o Gallon = 4 quarts 3. Length Inch is used to measure short lengths o Foot = 12 inches o Yard = 3 feet = 36 inches o Mile used to measure long distances = 5,280 ft © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Try This! What units of measurement would you use to measure the following items? A football field ______________ A toothbrush _______________ An elephant ________________ Coffee ____________________ © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.