Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Mr. Gallon

I caved.
I left the big box curriculum today to explain  liquid measurements. Pints, cups, quarts, and gallons need to be seen to be understood. I knew I had seen a "Mr. Gallon" before so I Google(d) him! And thanks to Google I found

4th grade math suddenly became so clear and fun the my 2nd and 6th graders joined in :-)

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  1. What a smart way of showing measurements in a tangible way.
    I didn't learn them until I started canning as an adult!
    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

    1. Lol! I find myself learning many things as I "school" the boys :-)

  2. I saw a guy on "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" do some odd hand gestures down his arms, etc. to figure out how many pints in a gallon. He said he learned a trick in school. I had no idea what he was doing, but it probably had some relation to this Mr. Gallon. I'll have to show this to my daughter.