Measuring Cup Worksheets
Measuring cups are awesome tools that allow us to accurately measure the volume of something in solid or liquid form. I should note that solids must be in powder form, like sugar or salt, in order for these cups to be useful. The greater the capacity, the less accurate these devices are. The closer your measure is to the specific capacity of the container, the more accurate you can be. In this topic we are focused on working with the units that commonly found with volume. A series of worksheets and lessons that show students how to convert units of volume.
Aligned Standard: 5.MD.C.3
- Big to Little Units Step-by-Step Lesson- This lesson is as simple as it gets.
- Guided Lesson - We are either going from larger units to small ones or vice versa.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - Students do need either a basic understanding of units or a conversion chart handy.
- Practice Worksheet - We deal mostly with ounces, quarts, pints, and cups here.
- Matching Worksheet - The units kind of give it away, but at times they make it harder too.
- Measuring Three Dimensional Liquid Volume - Read the cylinder and approximate the level.
- Measuring Volume with A Beaker - Make sure to remember that you are working off of a two cup scale here.
- Measuring Volume In A Graduated Cylinder Lesson - This lesson covers a wide range of units.
- Reading Graduated Cylinders Worksheet - Draw the indicated level of liquid.
- Reading Measuring Cups Worksheet - A little estimation is needed here.
- Volume and Mass Conversion Practice - Convert the units.
- Units of Volume and Mass Lesson and Practice Sheet - Fractions and decimals save the day in this one.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
We work on the conversion of units from every level.
- Homework 1 - 2 qt 3 pt = _____ pt
- Homework 2 - What can we rewrite the problem as?
- Homework 3 - Write the amount in liters or grams by 'translating' the prefixes to a fraction and then a decimal.
You will only find five problems here to work your way through and around.
- Practice 1 - 164 oz =______ qt _______oz
- Practice 2 - 26745 dg = ______ kg _______dg
- Practice 3 - How many milliliters of liquid are in the measuring cup?
Math Skill Quizzes
You will find a mix of container and word based problems here.
- Quiz 1 - The measuring cup can hold 2 cups when full. Draw to fill it to the given level.
- Quiz 2 - How many milliliters of liquid are in the measuring jar?
- Quiz 3 - Work these levels to the next value.
How to Use a Measuring Cup
Measuring cups are used to determine the volume of a substance. They can be used to assess this measure in a wet or dry form. Make no mistake, there is no substitute for one of these cups if you are looking for a good level of accuracy. Some people will use coffee cups or glasses to quickly measure things for a recipe. That is normally why it did not come out as expected.
When you are measuring liquid with a measuring cup simply pour enough liquid until it reaches the desired level, and you have your measure. Sometimes you will need to take multiple measures if you require much more than the measuring container can accommodate.
The test comes when you are measuring dry ingredients. You will need to read the recipe to see if you are required to pack the cup down before you begin. If there is no mention of packing, simply fill to the desire level and take off any excess that may remain. If the recipe or instructions call for packing, this is to remove air or space within the powder itself. As you place the powder in the cup push down the powder with a spoon and slowly add more as it becomes packed down. You will repeat this until you reach your desired level.
What are Common Units of Volume?
Volume is defined as space or the amount of something. It measures the capacity of a given object. Every measuring system that exists in the world has defined a unit volume for that system. To put it simply, the volume can be defined as the extension of the concept of area. But in reality, it goes beyond this. When someone refers to the volume of an object in that system, what they mean is how many times that unit volume is contained within the object.
For example, they say that the volume of a glass filled with water is 35.6 cubic inches. This means that the glass of water can hold up to 35.6 cubic inches of water in it. The units used for measuring the volume depends on a range of factors, in which one very obvious is, the system it is being measured in. For example, In the British system, a volume may be measured in barrels, bushels, pecks, tea, and tablespoons, as well as many other units.
These units may have more than one meaning since they are different. For example, the size of the barrel can differ and can range anywhere from 31 to 42 gallons. However, the standard units used in this system are the cubic inch or cubic foot and the gallon.