**Subject Area:**Mathematics

**Grade:**5

**Domain-Subdomain:**Measurement and Data

**Cluster:**Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts

**Cluster:**Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system. (Supporting Cluster) -

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

**Date Adopted or Revised:**02/14

**Date of Last Rating:**02/14

**Status:**State Board Approved

**Assessed:**Yes

**Assessment Limits :**

Measurement values may be whole, decimal, or fractional values. Conversions must be within the same system.**Calculator :**No

**Context :**Allowable

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 1**Question:**Michael is measuring fabric for the costumes of a school play. He needs 11.5 meters of fabric. He has 28.5 centimeters of fabric. How many more centimeters of fabric does he need?**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**EE: Equation Editor

**Test Item #:**Sample Item 2**Question:**Michael is measuring fabric for the costumes of a school play. He needs 47 feet of fabric. He has yards of fabric.

How many more

**yards**of fabric does he need?**Difficulty:**N/A**Type:**EE: Equation Editor

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## STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Students will help a track coach determine which shoe is the best to purchase for his team. Students will be required to convert measurements initially and then rank the shoes from best to worst based on the data provided.

This lesson asks students to rank four promotional deals that a travel agency is running. Before they make their decision, the students have to convert the duration of the trip to the same unit so that they can analyze the data.

Students are asked to evaluate and design a procedure for ranking door handle designs for a spacecraft. They will consider several factors associated with functionality and the elements involved in the design of a spacecraft.

Students will explore animal adaptations and habitats when aliens from an Earthlike planet send the Earth a gift of animals from their planet and the animals must be placed in a zoo. Students will use the characteristics of the animals to figure out the habitat the animals are best adapted to.

Students will be given the opportunity to design a conductivity tester for astronauts to use on Mars. Students will then get to use a 3D printed tester to check common items for potential conductivity and then to redesign their tester.

In this MEA, students evaluate the contributions of various explorers to help a museum select the subject who provided the most impact on Western development for a new exhibit.

This MEA asks students to decide which factors are important in developing a successful frozen yogurt (froyo) store in order to compete with and become the best store in the area. Students will provide feedback to an entrepreneur who is looking to open a frozen yogurt store. They will rank order their choices of the most successful to least successful store. Students will provide a detailed written explanation for how they decided to rank factors and their solution rating existing stores from best to worst.

The client, Twi N. Key Bakery, wants your students to help them determine which product to sell in your school. Along the way your students will have to convert pounds to ounces as well as survey their peers.

In this open-ended problem, students will work in teams to determine a procedure for ranking shoe closets for a company to purchase. Students will need to calculate the cubic feet of space for the closet, make decisions based on a table of data, and write a letter to the client providing evidence for their decisions.

This MEA asks the students to compare items to be given to fans attending a college homecoming football game.

Students will use multi-digit multiplication and measurement conversion while comparing data on the items. They will also take into account fan reviews of the items which should create interesting student discussions.

In this MEA, 5th Grade students will work in teams to determine a procedure for ranking Storage Sheds for a construction company that is moving to a new facility to purchase. Students will need to calculate the square feet and cubic feet of space for the Storage Shed, make decisions based on a table of data, and write a letter to the client providing evidence for their decisions.

Students will create a rating system for workout DVD's according to weight loss, muscle toning, and increased physical condition.

This MEA asks students to assist Ms. Joy Ride who is creating a virtual TV series about extreme roller coasters. They work together to determine which roller coaster is most extreme and should be featured in the first episode. Students are presented with research of five extreme roller coasters and they must use their math skills to convert units of measurements while learning about force and motion.

## MFAS Formative Assessments

Students are asked to solve multi-step word problems that require converting units.

Students are asked to make customary measurement conversions involving weight and time.

Students are asked to make metric measurement conversions involving length and mass.

Students are asked to solve two multi-step word problems that require converting units.

## Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

By the end of this tutorial you’ll know how to convert among different-sized customary units of weight, length, capacity, and units of time.

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## Original Student Tutorial

By the end of this tutorial you’ll know how to convert among different-sized customary units of weight, length, capacity, and units of time.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

## Problem-Solving Tasks

This task requires division of multi-digit numbers in the context of changing units and so illustrates 5.NBT.6 and 5.MD.1. In addition, the conversion problem requires two steps since 2011 minutes needs to be converted first to hours and minutes and then to days, hours, and minutes.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to help students gain a better understanding of fractions and the conversion of fractions into smaller units.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

## Tutorials

This Khan Academy tutorial video illustrates the conversion equivalence of liters, milliliters, and kiloliters.

Type: Tutorial

This Khan Academy tutorial video develops a visual diagram to use to solve a distance problem that requires converting feet to yards and other computations.

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This Khan Academy tutorial video demonstrates a strategy for ordering four different-sized metric units.

Type: Tutorial

In this lesson, students will be viewing a Khan Academy video that will show how to convert ratios using speed units.

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## Problem-Solving Tasks

This task requires division of multi-digit numbers in the context of changing units and so illustrates 5.NBT.6 and 5.MD.1. In addition, the conversion problem requires two steps since 2011 minutes needs to be converted first to hours and minutes and then to days, hours, and minutes.

Type: Problem-Solving Task

The purpose of this task is to help students gain a better understanding of fractions and the conversion of fractions into smaller units.

Type: Problem-Solving Task