Do you need a way to remember unit conversion effortlessly and forever? Or just a way to calculate how many cups there are in a gallon?
Here’s how to figure it out. Draw a gallon man!
First, draw a really big capital G. (This is the gallon.)
Inside the G, draw four big Qs. (These are the quarts.)
Inside each Q, draw two Ps. (These are the pints.)
Inside each P, draw two cs. (These are the cups.)
For the final flourish, draw an arrow to one of the cs and write “8 ounces.” (There are eight ounces in every cup.)
Gallon Man is totally visual and works for many learning styles. You can SEE how many quarts are INSIDE a gallon. Gallon Man is intuitive for all grade levels (unlike dimensional analysis, you don’t have to worry about the numerators or denominators). Gallon Man is practical. You can use it in your kitchen or in the grocery store. Gallon Man is easy to remember. And Gallon Man is fun to draw!