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Interactive video lesson plan for: Learn how to convert any unit of volume measurement

Activity overview:

How to convert volume measurements.
For example, how many pints are in a gallons.
Using this technique you will learn how to convert any volume measurement.

Transcript

Welcome to MooMooMath where we upload a new Math video everyday.
Today I would like to talk about converting volume, and how to convert between cups and pints, or even how many ounces are in a pint.
Before we get started here are some conversions that will help.
Once you learn to convert with this process you will be able to convert any volume.
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart =2 pints
1 gallon = 4 quarts
1 quart = 32 ounces
I'll play these conversion numbers in the description below.
5 gallons = how many quarts?
Place the unit of measure that is given over 1
Write a multiplication sign.
Put the unit of measure I would like to convert to on top of the other fraction.
Next write what is given below.
I then ask " which is larger, gallons or quarts?"
I know gallons are larger so I place a 1 next to gallons.
If I have 1 gallon, how many quarts does this equal?
I know 1 gallon is equal to 4 quarts.
I then just multiply straight across the fraction.
5 x 4 = 20
1 x 1 = 1
My units cancel, and I'm left with 20 quarts
Lets move on to one a little more challenging.
16 pints is equal to how many gallons?
Kinda a strange conversion.
I have 16 pints and I want to know how many gallons that would be.
Place 16 pints over 1
I don't know how many pints are in a gallon, but I do know 1 quart = 2 pints. I also know that four quarts equals a gallon. I will first convert to quarts,then convert to gallons.
Lets see how this works.
I will place quarts on top and pints on the bottom.
Ask which is larger quarts or pints. 1 quart = 2 pints. I then place quarts on the bottom and ask which is larger, gallons or quarts?
1 gallon equals 4 quarts. Pints cancel,quarts cancel, and I'm left with gallons. I now just multiply straight across.
16 x 1 = 16 and 2 x4 = 8 and 16 divided by 8 = 2 gallons.
Lets look at the last conversion.
1 cup = how ounces?
In order to solve this conversion I will go from cups to pints to quarts to ounces.
Place 1 cup over 1 and I know 1 pint equals 2 cups.
I will convert to pints. I will place pints on top and cups on the bottom. Ask which is larger,pints or cups? Pints are larger and 1 pint = 2 cups. Next I will convert to quarts, so place quarts on top because this is the unit I'm converting to, pints on the bottom. Which is larger,quart or pint. I know 1 quart equals 2 pints. Finally, I will convert from quarts to ounces. Place my goal unit of measure on top. Place what is given on the bottom. Quarts are larger, and 1 quart equals 32 ounces.
Complete the Math and I'm let with 32, and 2 times 2 is four. 32 divided by four is 8. Lets see what cancels. Cups,pints,quarts, all cancel. Ounces are left so 1 cup equals 8 ounces.
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