Simple Units of Measurement
About the Simple Units of Measurement Lesson
This is an introductory lesson about simple units of measurement and how they relate to one another.
• to identify and explain some simple units of measurement;
• to show how to convert from one unit of measurement to another;
• to test students? understanding through appropriate exercises.
There are several different units of measurement. They are used every day. Knowing these different units of measurement helps when it comes to things like cooking or ordering food.
One of the most common units of measurement is a cup. A cup is considered to be 8 ounces. The abbreviation for ounces is ?oz.?
There are two cups in a pint. This means that a pint is twice as big as a cup. It also means that a pint has twice as many ounces as a cup. In other words, a pint has 16 oz.
There are two pints in a quart. This means that a quart is twice as big as a pint. If there are two cups in a pint and two pints in a quart, how many cups are in a quart? There are four cups in a quart. The word quart is sometimes abbreviated as ?qt.?