— Introduction — Thanks for downloading this mnemonic tool. You will be surprised to see how easy it makes learning liquid measurement. The brain remembers things using pictures and associations. This is why The Kingdom of Gallon, with it's story and pictures, works so well helping children to remember liquid measurement. Donnalyn Yates, M.Ed. Founder of Memory Joggers It's important to teach not only "how many quarts in a gallon", but to demonstrate using familiar items, like a quart and a gallon container for milk. There are teaching suggestions at the bottom of each page. Keep student’s learning styles in mind, too. Let your kinesthetic learners get involved with the actual measuring. Your audio learners can retell the story aloud to the class and the visual learners need plenty of time while drawing each step. As you teach the story, observe students, to make sure they are drawing the gallon large enough to fit all the other symbols on the paper. Use a different color for the G, Q, P and C. When it comes time for testing, instruct students to draw the mnemonic device on their scrap paper, if needed, and answer the capacity conversion questions correctly. Enjoy this memory device and look over my other memory products at www.MemoryJoggers.com Happy Learning! Teacher Instructions This is a very easy mnemonic to use. The following steps will clarify the lesson. 1. The curly blue type: the actual story you will read to your students. 2. The black bulleted type: questions to ask your students, in order to check for understanding and review. 3. The blue italic type: instructions to the teacher about the best methods to use for student understanding. www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a kingdom called The Kingdom of Gallon. • Draw a big ‘G’ just like the one you see (on the next page). • Make sure it takes up nearly the entire page, because this was a very big kingdom. • What does the ‘G’ stand for? • What does a gallon look like? (Show a gallon container). www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon In the Kingdom of Gallon there lived four Queens. They were sisters and all looked exactly alike. • Draw four big ‘Q’s just like the ones you see. • What does the ‘Q’ stand for? • Yes, it stands for Queens, but what other word starts with a ‘Q’, when we think of liquid measurement? • Quart is correct. • How many quarts are in a gallon? • Now we have learned that there are four quarts in a gallon, because we remember the story about the four queens. (Show a quart container, comparing it to the gallon). www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon I hate to tell you this, but soon the four queens got into a huge fight and couldn’t agree on how to rule over the Kingdom of Gallon. Finally they decided to split the Kingdom in half. Two queens ruled a Half Gallon in the north, and the other two queens ruled the Half Gallon Kingdom in the south. • Who sees the dividing line for each kingdom? • How many quarts (or queens) are in the Half Gallon of the north? • How many quarts (or queens) are in the Half Gallon of the south? (Show students a half gallon container and review how many quarts in a gallon and half gallon). www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon Now that there was peace in the kingdoms, the queens got married and each one had a Prince and a Princess. • With what letter does the word Prince and Princess begin? • Does anyone know of a liquid measurement container that begins with a ‘P’? • Yes, the ‘P’ that stands for Prince and Princess, also stands for ‘Pint’. • Now draw two ‘P’s inside each ‘Q’ or quart. • How many pints in a quart? • How many pints in a half gallon? • How many pints in a gallon? (Show students a pint container and compare with the other containers). www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon There is something I forgot to tell you. Each Prince and each Princess had two cats. One was black and one was white. • • • • • • • • Draw two ‘C’s inside each ‘P’. What do you think the ‘C’ stands for, besides ‘Cat’? You probably see these every day. Yes, the ‘C’ also stands for ‘Cups’. How many cups in a pint? How many cups in a quart? How many cups in a half gallon? How many cups in a gallon? (Show students a cup container and compare with the other containers). www.memoryjoggers.com The Kingdom of Gallon www.memoryjoggers.com — Review — Ask random questions during the drawing/story time to familiarize students with the purpose of the story. • • • • • • How many quarts in a gallon? How many pints in a quart? How many cups in a pint? How many quarts in a half gallon? How many pints in a half gallon? How many cups in a half gallon? Make up word problems to see if students can transfer the information in order to solve the problem. Give students another piece of paper and instruct them to draw the story symbols by memory. Tell them to write four or more questions to ask another student about liquid capacity. They must know the answer. Memory stories need to be repeated within 24 hours to be stored in long term memory. Review the story and drawings for several days. To test for comprehension, give the test on the following page. Memory Joggers www.MemoryJoggers.com www.memoryjoggers.com — Test — Name_____________________________________________ Use your drawing to find the answer. 1. Half Gallon = __________ Quarts 2. How many cups in a Gallon? __________ 3. How many pints in a Quart? __________ 4. Two Pints = __________ Cups 5. Gallon = __________ Quarts 6. Three Quarts = __________ Pints 7. How many pints in a Gallon? __________ 8. How many cups in a Half Gallon? __________ 9. Matt and Amy used this recipe to make fruit punch: 6 cups orange juice 6 cups pineapple juice 1 cup lemon juice 3 cups grape juice • How many cups of punch does it make? __________ • How many quarts does it make? __________ • How many pints does it make? __________ • How many half gallons does it make? __________ 10.Amy wants to have enough punch for everyone at the party. If there were 20 people and each person drank one cup, would there be enough punch? __________ www.memoryjoggers.com — Exclusive Offer — If you enjoyed the story of ‘The Kingdom of Gallon’, you will love our ‘Memory Tips for Math’ book! Memory Tips for Math Using Mnemonics to Teach K-5 Math According to Individual Learning Styles Memory Tips for Math is the ideal tool for teachers and parents to use, to help children succeed in school. By explaining how memory works and suggesting teaching methods, using mnemonic associations, visual pictures, rhymes and manipulatives, children become more confident in math. 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