You may or may not know that there are two common systems of measurement: the metric system (e.g. metres, litres and kilograms) and the imperial system.
The imperial system was common in the United Kingdom in the mid-nineteenth century and is still used for some measurements. It is also still used in the United States. So let's get familiar with imperial measurements of length, mass and capacity.
Length of a measure of distance from one point to another. Here are a list of imperial units used to measure length in order from smallest to largest:
When we weigh something, we are actually measuring its mass. Mass is a measure of how heavy something is, such as a bag of oranges, a suitcase or even a person. Here are a list of imperial measurement units in order from smallest to largest:
Capacity is a measure of the amount something can contain, for example, how much juice will fit in a bottle. Here are a list of imperial measurement units that relate to capacity in order from smallest to largest:
Which imperial units would you use to measure these in?
Choose all appropriate options.
The length of your kitchen at home.
The distance from London to New York.
The length of a pencil.
Complete the sentence, choosing the correct imperial unit for the space.
You need $4$4 ________ of flour to make enough biscuits for $6$6 people.
Tom's mother had a baby this week, she weighs about $7$7 ________.
Sarah is fifteen years old, she weighs about $8$8 ______.
Complete the sentence, choosing the correct imperial unit(s) for the space.
This carton of milk contains 1 _______.
David dances a lot. He has to drink about 4 ______ of water every day.
Use the imperial system when solving measurement problems