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Teach Liquid Measurement: Gallon Man Template and Lesson
 

Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
    --Visual Arts
  • Mathematics
    --Measurement

Grade

  • K-2
  • 3-5

Brief Description

Use Mr. Gallon to help your students learn about liquid measurement.

Objectives

Students

  • create a Mr. Gallon figure to help them learn and remember liquid-measurement formulas.

Keywords

measurement, liquid, liquid measurement, gallon, quart, pint, cup, Mr. Gallon, Gallon Man

Materials Needed

  • colored paper (paper of four different colors)
  • glue, tape, or staples

Lesson Plan

Do your students have difficulty remembering that

  • 2 cups = 1 pint?
  • 2 pints = 1 quart?
  • 4 quarts = 1 gallon?

Mr. Gallon to the rescue!

Introduce your students to Mr. Gallon. Let students use EducationWorld's Mr. Gallon template to build their own Mr. Gallon "robots," or use the method below.

Start by cutting out four 8- x 8-inch squares of different colors.

  • The first 8 x 8 square will be used to form Mr. Gallon's body.
  • The second 8 x 8 square will be cut into four 2- x 8-inch strips. Each strip will represent of a gallon, or 1 quart. Students will attach those "quart" strips to Mr. Gallon's body to form two upper arms and two upper legs.
  • The third 8 x 8 square will be cut into eight 1- x 8-inch strips. Each strip will represent 1/8 of a gallon, or 1 pint. Students will attach those "pint" strips to Mr. Gallon's upper arms and upper legs to form the two bones in his lower arms and lower legs.
  • The fourth 8 x 8 square will be cut into sixteen 1- x 4-inch strips. Each strip will represent 1/16 of a gallon, or 1 cup. Students will attach those "cup" strips to Mr. Gallon's lower arms and lower legs to form four fingers and four toes.

More Mr. Gallon Resources

You might have some students create Mrs. or Miss Gallon instead of Mr. Gallon.

As a follow-up to this activity, have students write stories about Mr. Gallon. In their stories, Mr. Gallon might be a super hero. What are his special powers?

Assessment

Provide students with math problems that involved measurement equations such as

  • 2 quarts = ____ pints
  • 1 gallon = ____ pints
  • 1 quart = ____ cups

Students can use their Mr. Gallon cutouts to fill in the blanks on the activity sheet.

Lesson Plan Source

EducationWorld.com

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards

FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

MATHEMATICS: Measurement
GRADES Pre-K - 2
NM-MEA.PK-2.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.PK-2.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements
GRADES 3 - 5
NM-MEA.3-5.1 Understand Measurable Attributes of Objects and the Units, Systems, and Processes of Measurement
NM-MEA.3-5.2 Apply Appropriate Techniques, Tools, and Formulas to Determine Measurements

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06/15/2011

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