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Welcome to a wild tale shared around the campfire one night, way out west. With the beautifully landscaped backdrop of Ten-Gallon Ranch, a young cowboy shares his story of a Ten-Gallon Hat, quail eggs, possums, and coyotes. How does he remember the details of this story? He cleverly draws a picture in the stars!
Not only an engaging story that transports the reader to a western ranch, but this book also helps to teach an easy way to remember the US customary system of measurement for units of volume. Real life examples are presented to help students visualize just how much is in a cup, pint, quart and gallon. Problem solving methods are unraveled as the story unfolds and an inspiring Math problem is posed at the end. This book is meant to be shared with Math students who are learning liquid measurement, who might benefit from a memory jogger, and who are ready for some fun!

Ten-Gallon Ranch

  • This book will be delivered digitally after checkout and a link to download will be sent to the email address you provide.  The file is a PDF and a printed copy will not be provided.  You may print the book and bind, or share with children on any device that has the capability to open PDF files.

    This is a fantastic resource to use for distance and remote learning, to display for a classroom of students, or to bring with you as you travel.  

  • The author designed this book for students learning about liquid measurement and capacity, typically in third grade.  When tested, we found that it was the most effective with that age group.  

    It's our suggestion that the book be used as an inspiring introduction to a full learning unit on the US customary system of measurement as it provides concrete examples of cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.  

    Look for our follow up activities that are designed to go along with this book!

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