Gallon Man: Great Ways to Teach Capacity

Posted on January 14, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Classroom environment, Common Core, Digital Learners, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Math Centers | Tags: , , , |


Gallon Man is a great way to teach capacity. Here are a variety of ideas for using Gallon Guy or Gallon Girl.  Some have templates for students to cut out and others show students using construction paper folded different ways to make a Gallon Man.   Gallon Man is a cousin to Fraction Man!  These hands-on activities help students to internalize the knowledge and have a frame of reference for capacity.

I would have the students make the figure in a math center and then I would have them bring it to a small guided math group to discuss.  During the discussion, they can refer to their graphic organizer to come up with problems and answer questions.

Here are a few of my favorite examples:

Resource 1- Gallon Man

Resource 2 - Students Making a Gallon Man

Resource 3 -Gallon Man Bulletin Board Activity

Resource 4- Another Gallon Man Bulletin Board

Resource 5 - A Very Colorful Gallon Man

Resources 6- Gallon Man Template

Resource 7- Colorful Gallon Man Template

Resource 8- Digital Gallon Man

Resource 9 - Hand Drawn Gallon Man

Resources 10 - Gallon Man Song

Resource 11- Another Gallon Man Song

Resource 12 – Class Singing Gallon Song

Resource 13 –  Class Drawing and Singing Gallon Man

Resources 14- Teacher explaining Gallon Girl

Resource 15– A Display of Gallon Man and Liter Lady

 

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Thanks for featuring our Gallon Man song! We enjoy it. :)


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