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Grade 4 Measurement - 4.MD.A.1

Measures of Metric Capacity - The capacity or volume of an object is the amount of matter it can hold within it. The common units for measuring capacity or volume includes milliliters (ml) and liters (l). milliliters is a unit that we use for measuring very small volumes and liters is a unit which is used for measuring large quantities. Other units for measuring capacity include ounce (oz), cubic meters, cubic decimeters, and cubic centimeters. The principal measuring unit for capacity is liter but we use multiples and sub-multiples as per the quantity that we are dealing with. We cannot measure the volume of toothpaste bottle in kilometers which is used to specify the volume of an Olympic-size pool. For huge quantities we use kiloliter, hectoliter, and decaliter. For small quantities we use deciliter, centiliter, and milliliters. These worksheets help you convert metric values of capacity and understand their relative size.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

We bounce around a bit with this we convert liquid volume capacity in unit and word problem form.

  • Homework 1 - Convert the milliliters and liters.
  • Homework 2 - Liters are the basic unit of liquid volume in the metric system.
  • Homework 3 - We know that 1 liter of liquid volume is equal to 1,000 milliliters.
  • Homework 4 - When working with conversion of units it is also best to set it up as a portion. Start with the known conversion.
  • Homework 5 - Place the volume you are converting directly under the known conversion.

Practice Worksheets

You will find a nice mix of repetition and critical thinking in this pack of practice sheets.

  • Practice 1 - Place it under the same unit of measure.
  • Practice 2 - We are looking to find the value in units of milliliters. We can therefore complete the proportion setup by placing a variable (in this case we'll choose "x") under the mL column.
  • Practice 3 - The bottle of soda holds about____ of liquid.
  • Practice 4 - If the store is having a sale on orange juice, 5 liters for $7.99, how many milliliters of orange juice can you buy for the same price? Show your work.

Math Skill Quizzes

The quiz set here covers all the major topics we have targeted in this section.

  • Quiz 1 - These follow the same rhythm. Start with the known relationship between milliliters and liters (1 L = 1,000 mL). Then put the value you have under the same units and complete the proportion to find the converted value.
  • Quiz 2 - When converting milliliters and liters remember: 1000 milliliter mL is equivalent to 1 Litter (L)
  • Quiz 3 - Circle the answer that is the best estimate of the liquid's capacity.
  • Quiz 4 - How many liters are needed to heat their home?