Mass and Capacity Customary Units Ounces Pounds Tons Cups Gallons Pints Quarts

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Mass and Capacity Customary Units Printables: Ounces, Pounds, Tons, Fluid Ounces, Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons

Looking for some quick activities to use to teach about measuring mass and capacity using customary or units? These pages are designed to be quick prints to supplement your capacity and mass unit. Here’s a run-down of what this pack contains


See how you can use this in your classroom:

Measuring Mass

Exploring Capacity


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What's included:

Capacity and Mass reference posters that include visual representations of each unit of measurement and tools that could be used.

Activities to Teach Capacity:

Ounces or Cups Tab book- students list items they could measure under each tab.

Let’s Explore Capacity- students estimate and measure the capacity of 3 objects

Let’s Explore Capacity- Blank version

Reasonable Estimates: Capacity cut and paste- Students make reasonable

estimates on how much liquid each item can hold

Word Problems: Capacity- Students solve problems pertaining to capacity using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Conversions between units required

Activities to Explore Mass:

Ounces or Pounds Tab book- students list items they could measure under each tab.

Let’s Explore Mass- students explore mass through hands-on estimation and measure the mass of 3 objects

Let’s Explore Mass- Blank version- so you can choose the objects you measure

Reasonable Estimates: Mass cut and paste- students use reasonable estimates on how much each item could weigh.

Word Problems: Mass- students solve word problems pertaining to mass using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Conversion between units is required.

Which Tool?- students list items that could be measured using a scale and a measuring cup

Answer Keys to all pages


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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),...


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