The International System of Units used today is based on the metric system. The United States, however, likes to dance to a different drummer and still uses the old British Imperial System (U.S. customary system) for most of its measuring. This tutorial will introduce you to both for measuring distance, volume, weight and time. Common Core Standard: 4.MD.A.1
How much is it to drink a liter of soda? First off, drinking a liter of soda could result in some serious cavities. Nonetheless, understanding metric units of volume (like liters and milliliters) is really important. Soda? Not so imporant.
Would you measure the weight of your parents' car in ounces, pounds, or tons? Actually, you could measure in all three! However, you want to choose the unit that is most convenient in terms of numbers of units. Let's learn more.
Of all the US customary units of measurement, weight has the highest number of commonly-used units: teaspoon, tablespoon, fluid ounce, cup, pint, quart, and gallon. There's a chance that you'll come across a recipe that uses many (if not ...