Converting Standard Sized Units of Measurement
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 5 Measurement and Data - 5.MD.1
What Are Standard Sized Units of Measurement? Units of measurement are important as they provide standards of measuring two same things in different quantities. Measurement is a process where numbers are used for describing any physical quantity. Here are some of the standard units of measurement which can help us dictate how heavy, long, warm, or big something is. For example: The unit of length (distance) is meter symbolized with m The unit of mass (weight) is gram symbolized with g The unit of capacity (volume) is liter symbolized with L The unit of temperature is degrees Celsius symbolized with C It is important to note that the abbreviations are not followed by a period. Another thing to be noted here is that none of the letters have been in capital letters except for the liter. In the metric system, the basic units are turned into smaller or larger measurements by using some type of prefix which carries specific meaning.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Common Conversions
Step-by-step Lesson- We give you some of the most common conversions
to work with.
- Guided Lesson
- We move these conversions to real world word problems.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- I work with the specific units that come up a lot on tests.
- Practice Worksheet
- Start off with a little multiple choice and then finish off with
big units to smaller units.
Conversions Kilo, Milli, Centi 5-Pack - A little drill and kill
for your day.
- Unit Conversions (Time
and Weight) Five Pack - We work on minutes, seconds, hours,
days, pounds, ounces, and tons.
- Metric/English Conversions
and Rates Five Pack - These are word problems filled with a
measurement root behind it.
- Converting Units of
Length, Capacity, Mass (Metric) Five Pack - Straight unit conversion
they are all single part units.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the measurement operations to their sum or difference.
We balance practice between metric and U.S. Standard units here.
- Homework 1 - 8 feet = _____ inches
- Homework 2 - 12 feet = _____ cm
- Homework 3 - 2 hours = _____ seconds
You should be able to find a full metric section soon.