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I agree that this would become a great three act math task. You could have 6 jugs of milk on a table. You could pour out the milk in one of the jugs into a measuring device which shows that it is equal to 4 liters. Then you could take the 4 liters and fill one carton and pour the contents of the carton into a measuring cup to see that it held 250mL of milk. After showing all of the relationships you pose the question as to how many cartons the 6 jugs could fill. Of course I would have them estimate first. It would be interesting to see how the students handled this. Would they draw pictures representing the relationships? Would they create a table of values so they could see the relationship that way? I would think that there would be many different ways that my students would think about this and that is what makes it an interesting question.