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Units of Volume

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Grade 5 Measurement - 5.MD.C.3

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. A series of worksheets and lessons that show students how to convert units of volume.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

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.



Practice Worksheets

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.