Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement

This Unit Conversions and Problem Solving with Metric Measurement unit also includes:

Convert young mathematicians' knowledge of place value into an understanding of the metric system with this five-lesson unit. Through a series of problem solving activities and practice exercises, students learn about the relationship between the different metric units for measuring length, mass, and volume.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Teach this unit following a lesson series on place value, making connections between between the two closely related topics
  • Integrate hands-on activities into these lessons that allow students to practice measuring length, mass, and volume
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons require beakers, scales, and balances which may not be readily available in your classroom, so be sure to plan ahead when teaching this unit
Pros

  • Both in-class and homework exercises are included with each lesson
  • Tips and suggestions for differentiating instruction are provided throughout the unit
  • Exit tickets are offered with each lesson, as well as an end-of-unit summative assessment
  • A rubric supports teachers with monitoring student learning
Cons

  • None