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Converting Measures of Length

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Grade 5 Measurement - 5.MD.A.1

Tips for Converting Measures of Length - Like every other physical quantity, length also has different units used across different regions of the world. For example, the meter is the most commonly used unit for length, but in some places, units like yard and foot are also used. So for calculation, a need for conversion of units was strongly felt some time ago. Catering to the need for conversion of units of length, all the units were linked to each other by a certain factor. Here are a few commonly used units of length and their conversions: Meter, Yard, Foot, Inch - 1 meter = 1.09361 yards, 1 meter = 3.28084 feet, 1 meter = 39.3701 inches, 1 yard = 3 feet, 1 yard = 36 inches, 1 foot = 12 inches Prefixes - Kilometer, Centimeter, Millimeter - The same unit with different prefixes is fairly easy to convert. Kilo is a prefix for '1000', Centi is for '1/100' and Milli is for '1/1000', so all you have to do is multiply or divide the value in meter with the values of these prefixes for example; 3000 meters will be divided by 1000 to be converted into kilometers. Other conversions involving prefixes or different units are done in the same way. These worksheets and lessons show you how convert units of length between multiple systems.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons




Homework Sheets

We start with feet and miles. Number two focuses on yards and feet. Number 3 goes all metric with its bad self.

  • Homework 1 - There are 5,280 feet in 1 mile. That is helpful.
  • Homework 2 - There are 3 feet in a yard. This means that 1 feet = 0.333 yards.
  • Homework 3 - 1 centimeter = .01 meters



Practice Worksheets

I tried to add a good mix of units of length here. Let me know if you need more practice on this.

  • Practice 1 - We can convert to miles by using a standard proportion.
  • Practice 2 - Yards are much larger than feet. We need to first determine the numbers of feet in a yard.
  • Practice 3 - Length will make it well deserved.



Math Skill Quizzes

The quizzes don't provide you with a reference chart. If you need one, just print it from the reference section.

  • Quiz 1 - Mostly metric problems.
  • Quiz 2 - 9595 feet = __miles _ feet
  • Quiz 3 - When we calculate we will use the conversion 1 foot = 12 inches.