Read the Headline Story to your students. In responding to this story, you might tell students that they can pour measured amounts of water down the drain in order to reuse a container. However, if they use a container to measure out an exact amount, they can assume it’s filled to the top without any spillage.
Yoshi has a gallon jug, a quart jug, and a pint jug. The gallon jug is full of water; the other two jars are empty. He wants to measure out 5 pints of water. How can he do it?