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I've since added the ideas below to get them to actually create the visual and tell the story, which they can recite to themselves even during a test... and then do whatever equivalents they might need to figure out.
Gallons-Liquid measurement "Big G"
Idea Posted on PT by ‘intheloonybin’
Have students take out a sheet of paper and draw an enormous G using up the whole page. Explain that this is the gallon.
Then have them write four big Qs (inside the G) to ‘fill up the gallon’ (4 quarts in a gallon).
Next, have them fill up each Q (inside the Q) with 2 Ps (2 pints in a quart).
Finally, fill up each P with two cups (2 cups in a pint).
If you'd like, you can have them fill up each cup with an 8 (8 fluid ounces in a cup).
It's visual and helps all of my students.
Hope this helps!
"Land of Gallon"
Idea posted on PT by teachr2nd
We call this the "Land of Gallon." It is the same idea as “Gallon Man” but we tell a story.
The Land of Gallon(Gallon)
has two Queens (Quarts).
Each Queen has a Prince and a Princess (Pints).
and each prince and princess have two Children (Cups).
The kids seem to remember how to draw the diagram by reciting the story.
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