Gallon Man

Here is a song our class uses to remember the units of US capacity. We hope it’s useful to you, and we would appreciate it if you leave us a comment if you use it in your class!

If You Need a Gallon Man
To the Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you need a Gallon Man, you need 4 quarts
If you need a Gallon Man, you need 8 pints
If you need a Gallon Man, 16 cups can be your plan
If you need a Gallon Man, you need 4 quarts.

Because a gallon, don’t you know, equals 4 quarts
And a quart, don’t you know, equals 2 pints
And if a pint is where you stand, then 2 cups can be your plan
‘Cause if you need a Gallon Man, you need 4 quarts

Copyright 2009 Shannon Houghton

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6 thoughts on “Gallon Man”

  1. Just wanted to let you know that I used this as a lesson in my student teaching. The kids loved it, they were hesitant at first but then as predicted I heard many of them singing it on their way out the door. Thanks for making the song familiar and simple to remember!

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