Metric Measurements – Length

Seven word problems make up this metric instructional activity where scholars convert measurements and find the length of objects in real-world scenarios.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Divide the class into seven groups, give each group a problem to solve, and discuss the questions as a class when the groups have finished 
  • Create additional questions measuring lengths inside and outside the classroom 
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required 
  • Scholars should be familiar with finding length using the metric system units of measurement 
Pros

  • Real-world context enables critical thinking and enhances engagement 
Cons

  • Question number three is poorly worded and can not be solved