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Teaching 4.MD.A.2 – Use the Four Operations to Solve Problems Involving Measurement and Conversion


measurement_word_problemsMeasurement & Data – 4th Grade

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

Teacher Notes
Students should know some benchmarks for units of measurement and when measuring objects, we must decide which unit (a smaller or larger unit) is most appropriate for expressing measurements.

Student Knowledge Goals
I know there are different ways we can display measurements.
I know different tools and strategies that you can use to solve measurement problems.
I understand measurement concepts helps us communicate mathematically and make sense of real-life situations.
I can use +, -, x, and ÷ to solve word problems.
I can solve measurement word problems that include whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
I can convert larger units into equivalent smaller units to solve a problem.

measurement scale
number line

Engage NY Module 7 B-6 – Solve problems involving mixed units of capacity.
Engage NY Module 7 B-7 – Solve problems involving mixed units of length.
Engage NY Module 7 B-8 – Solve problems involving mixed units of weight.
Engage NY Module 7 B-9 – Solve problems involving mixed units of time.
Engage NY Module 7 B-10 – Solve multi-step measurement word problems.
Engage NY Module 7 B-11 – Solve multi-step measurement word problems.
Engage NY Module 7 C-12 – Use measurement tools to convert mixed number measurements to smaller units.
Engage NY Module 7 C-13 – Use measurement tools to convert mixed number measurements to smaller units.
Engage NY Module 7 C-14 – Solve multi-step word problems involving converting mixed number measurements to a single unit.

Student Video Lessons
Learn Zillion – Solve word problems involving the conversion of measurement data
*The lessons below come from Standard 4.MD.A.1, but are useful for  4.MD.A.2 if not viewed yet.
Virtual Nerd – Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec.
Study Jams – Units of Measurement
Study Jams – US Customary Units of Measurement
Study Jams – Tools of Measurement
Study Jams – Measurement of Length
Study Jams – Measurement of Temperature

Online Problems and Assessments
Khan Academy – Questions and Video Lessons
Making change
Price lists with addition and subtraction
Price lists with multiplication
Unit prices
Add and subtract mixed customary units
Add and subtract mixed time units
Elapsed time
Elapsed time: word problems
Find start and end times: multi-step word problems
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators in recipes
Solve decimal problems using diagrams

Online Games
Measurement Word Problems

Measurement Word Problems
Assessment Task 1
Assessment Task 2
Assessment Task 3
Assessment Task 4
Assessment Task 5Assessment Task 6

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