The students will be able to identify and convert customary measurements for length, weight, and volume. Engage critical thinking as students discuss the importance of taking accurate measurements and utilize the steps in converting small units to large units and vice versa. Leverage creative thinking as students draft their own interesting question and answer to share with the class.
Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Snippet:
- Ask students to name as many “Measurement Words” as possible. Display the list for all to see.
- Ask students to place them in three categories: Length, Weight, and Volume (Some words may be in more than one category.)
- Ask students why it is important to make accurate measurements. Allow for responses and discussion.
- Distribute the Converting Measurements content pages.
- Read and review the pages with students, give additional examples for students to understand converting the different measurements.
- Explain to students the concept of larger/smaller units. Stress converting large to small, small to large units.
- Distribute the Activity page. Go over the instructions. Pair the students.
- Distribute supplies to each pair of students. Allow sufficient time for students to complete the activities/exercises on the activity page.
- Once all students are completed, allow students to share their responses. Answers will vary, depending on the wall they measure, students’ heights, weights, etc. The volume related responses should be the same.
- Distribute Practice page and then review the answers with students. Have volunteers share the “interesting question and answer” they have written.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1
Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfuRGP4FiE (14 min. length video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMmI9PoTE8E (3 min. volume video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdslDOfNuNw (20 min. length video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoifk5jDDHY (2 min. weight video)
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