# Conversion

Wednesday 10/22/08

### Do-Now: Coin Conversions

1. Suppose that you have six quarters. How many is that of...
a) ... pennies?

b) ... nickels?

c) ... dimes?

### I can convert a measurement into different units

1. In order to convert a measurement into different units, I need to know...

2. We will work together as a class to figure out how many of one liquid measure are equal to another. Record below what we find out.

1 gallon =      quarts1 quart =      pints1 pint =      cups

### Using conversion rates for liquid measures

1. How many cups are there in a gallon? 2. For the blue tupperware we are using in class...
a) How much does it hold in cups?

b) Show below how to convert some of those cups into bigger units.

### Conversion cards game

Use the conversion cards to find the answer to each of the following:

1. 1 cup, 1 pint, and 1 quart in cups =

2. 3 cups, 2 pints, and 2 quarts in cups =

3. 2 cups, 3 pints, and 1 quart in pints =

4. 4 cups, 1 pint, and 2 quarts in pints =

5. 8 cups, 2 pints, and 1 quart in quarts =

6. 2 cups, 3 pints, and 3 quarts in quarts =

7. 6 cups, 1 pint, and 2 quarts in gallons =

8. 5 quarts, 5 pints, and 2 cups in gallons =

# Conversion Practice

### How many cups is that?

3 pints + 2 quart = 7 pints = 14 cups
You will not get credit for just an answer.
1. If I have three pints, how many cups is that?

2. If I have two quarts, how many cups is that?

3. If I have a pint and two quarts, how many cups is that?

4. If I have three cups, two pints, and one quart, how many cups is that all together?

5. How many cups is one gallon?

### How can I use the least units?

11 cups = 1 cup + 5 pints = 1 cup + 1 pint + 2 quarts
You will not get credit for just an answer.
1. If I have to measure out 8 cups, how can I do that using the least number of units?

2. If I have to measure out 7 cups, how can I do that using the least number of units?

3. If I have to measure out 13 cups, how can I do that using the least number of units?

4. If I have to measure out 27 cups, how can I do that using the least number of units? 