Changing Units in the Customary System of Measurement


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1. If I am traveling at 60 miles per hour, how many miles per second am I going?

2. A baker is given a recipe that lists 0.25 pints of flour, but he has trouble finding a container this size. What else could he use to make this measurement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Converting measurements is a useful skill needed in many activities of daily living and this quiz and worksheet combo demonstrate this skill. Practice problems allow you to test your ability to change units.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and accompanying worksheet explain how to convert measures from one type of unit to another. Topics include:

  • Defining customary units
  • How to use a customary units look-up table
  • Practice converting units
  • Practical applications of unit conversions

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of customary units
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the concept of unit conversion in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve unit conversion practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about changing units

Additional Learning

Practice your unit conversion skills through the assessment Changing Units in the Customary System of Measurement. This assessment covers:

  • Introduction to customary units
  • The concept of unit conversion
  • Unit conversion practice examples
  • Practical application of unit conversions