Metric to US Measurement

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The lesson introduces students to the metric system. Conversion charts from US Standard to Metric are included for distance, area, volume and weight. The lesson only covers how to convert the measurements, it does not provide any other information about the measurement systems.

Metric to US Measurement Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about converting Metric to US Measurement
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on converting Metric to US Measurement
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson introduces students to the metric system. Conversion charts from US Standard to Metric are included for distance, area, volume and weight. The lesson only covers how to convert the measurements, it does not provide any other information about the measurement systems.

Sample classroom Procedures: 

  1. Begin by explaining to students that in order for people to be able to trade fairly a conversion rate needed to be determined between units of measurement.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of conversion problems in order to help them practice the new process. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on metric to US measurement. Have students practice problems with all four components as well as practicing rounding to the hundredths.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems using the conversion tables from their notes.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work in groups.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the conversion process.
  8. In closing, ask students to think of why it is important to have a single conversion rate between systems.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None for grade 4, None for grade 5, None for Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math

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11/06/2018
Jodi H.
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Metric to US Measurement

I am still using it to teach. I love all the lessons. I would have loved it if this one had a page with the packages labels and one separate page for the unit names.