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Math for Kids23 chapters | 325 lessons

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*Kadoria Burgess*

I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. I have taught for 5 years in bilingual classrooms of various elementary grade levels.

A quart is a way to measure liquid, but how is it different from a cup or a gallon? In this lesson, you will learn a fun way to remember what a quart is and how to compare it to a gallon and other measurements.

You want to eat some cereal, but you have no milk, and a gallon of milk is more than you need. The grocery store offers a smaller container of milk called a quart, but what is a quart you ask? A **quart** is a way to measure volume or how much liquid a container can hold. A quart is a quarter of a gallon. What is a quarter of a gallon? Well, you can solve this problem by thinking of money. Think of a gallon as the same as a dollar, and think of a quart as the same as a quarter. One must have four quarters to equal a dollar so, this means that one must have four quarts to equal a gallon.

*Long ago, there was a village called Gallon Land.* This makes the **gallon** the biggest unit of liquid measure. *Gallon Land was divided into four provinces called quarts.* This means that there are 4 quarts in a gallon so, the quart is the next-largest unit of liquid measure. *Each quart was ruled by two princes.* The 2 princes represent the next-largest unit of liquid measure called a pint. A **pint** is a unit of liquid measure that equals half of a quart so, you will need 2 pints to make a quart. *Each prince had two crowns.* The 2 crowns represent the smallest unit of measure here, cups. So, you would need two cups to equal a pint.

What if you want to compare quarts to cups? Well, you will need to use multiplication to get there. Remember that there are 2 pints in a quart, and there are 2 cups in a pint. Multiply 2 times 2, and you get 4, so you will need 4 cups to make a quart.

There are two different systems of liquid measurement, the English system and the metric system. If you are asked to use the metric system, you would have to compare quarts to liters. Just remember that one quart equals 0.94 liters.

A **quart** is a liquid unit of measurement that is equal to a quarter of a gallon. A **gallon** is the largest unit of liquid measurement. That means that there are 4 quarts in a gallon like there are 4 quarters in a dollar. This also means that things like milk may come in quarts as well as gallons. There are 2 **pints** in a quart and 2 cups in a pint. To go from quarts to cups, you will need to multiply the 2 pints times the 2 cups to get 4. There are 4 cups in a quart.

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