In This Unit of Study…

Students solve multistep real-world problems that involve converting measurement units to equivalent measurements within a single system of measurement. Students are not expected to memorize the conversions. Conversions include length, time, volume, and capacity represented as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.

B.E.S.T. Benchmarks:

• MA.5.M.1.1 Solve multistep real-world problems that involve converting measurement units to equivalent measurements within a single system of measurement.

Key Concepts:

• I can reason that changing the form of a measurement by using different units does not change the size or amount of the quantity being measured.
• I can decide and explain if a converted amount will be more or less than the original unit before making the actual conversion.
• I can use unit conversions to solve multistep problems.
• I can use my experience using tools to measure length, time, volume, and capacity with both metric and customary units to understand the general size of a unit of measure.
• I can use a visual model, such as a table or tape diagram, to reason about the conversion of units.

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