Strand: MEASUREMENT AND DATA (5.MD)

Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system (Standard 5.MD.1). Represent and interpret data (Standard 5.MD.2). Understand concepts of geometric measurement and volume, as well as how multiplication and addition relate to volume (Standard 5.MD.3).

Standard 5.MD.1

Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (for example, convert 5 cm to 0.05 m); use these conversions in solving multi-step, real-world problems.

• Converting Fractions of a Unit into a Smaller Unit
In this task each of these problems students are given a set of a specified size and a specified number of subsets into which it is to be divided. The questions ask the student to find out the size of each of the subsets.
• Geometry and Classification of 2D Figures: Bianca Busts a Move
After breaking a friend's table while dancing on it, Bianca must use her knowledge of measurement and geometry to get a piece of wood to fix it. In the classroom activity students create tabletop designs in order to use their knowledge of perimeter and area. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• IXL Game: Measurement: Convert customary units involving fractions
This game will help fifth graders understand how to convert customary units involving fractions. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
• Living Wages in CA: Ratio and Rate in the Real World
The use of infographics helps us understand the costs of basic living expenses. The classroom activity has students look at real-life examples and data to calculate whether the minimum wage in their state can be a living wage. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Metric System Basics
This activity for 5th graders begins with an interactive that asks them to choose the best metric unit with which to measure various objects. In the classroom activity they make up riddles about metric measurement. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Minutes and Days
This task requires division of multi-digit numbers in the context of changing units and presents this question "What time was it 2011 minutes after the beginning of January 1, 2011?"
• Standard Measures and Conversions within a System: Solve the Measurement Problem!
In this video a group of friends must follow a recipe to cure a friend. They must not only find standard measures to use but also make the dosage stronger. Students then use measuring tools to create a classroom conversion chart. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• Standard Measures and Conversions: Liquid Volume, Milliliters and Liters
These videos help students learn about measuring liquid volume and the units, milliliters and liters, used in the calculation. Students then demonstrate this understanding by creating a classroom conversion chart. NOTE: You have to create a Free PBS Account to view this web page, but it is easy to do and worth the effort.
• USBE Core Guide (5MD1)
This core guide was developed by USBE and Utah educators.

http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Shannon Ference and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .
Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov

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