# Ch 12: 4th Grade Math: Measurement Problems

### About This Chapter

## 4th Grade Math: Measurement Problems - Chapter Summary

This extensive chapter can give you and your 4th-grade student guidance as you go over measurement problems. Have students follow along with the lessons that provide full explanations of terms and formulas associated with measurements. The lessons also give students sample problems, so they can practice what they learn. You can verify whether your student is improving by having him or her answer the questions to each lesson quiz in this math chapter.

## Chapter Topics

- Perimeter examples
- The formula for finding the area of a rectangle
- Determining a circle's diameter
- Finding the volume and area of prisms
- Comparing capacity and volume
- Practice questions about average speed, time, and distance
- Completing basic operations with measurements
- Interpreting and representing measurements

### 1. Perimeter Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

There are many types of measurement you need to learn. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of perimeter and how to find the perimeter of a variety of shapes.

### 2. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

### 3. How to Find the Diameter of a Circle: Definition, Formula & Example

Learn the definition of the diameter of a circle and how to find it using a simple formula. See some examples, then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

### 4. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

### 5. Volume & Capacity: Lesson for Kids

Have you ever wondered why we measure our drinks in liters and gallons? What about how much water it takes to fill up a fish tank or a swimming pool? Both of these ideas are related to volume and capacity. Dive into this lesson to find out more!

### 6. Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what distance is, explain how it relates to change in position, and calculate the average speed in various situations. A short quiz will follow.

### 7. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

### 8. Representing & Interpreting Measurements: Lesson for Kids

Many times we are asked to look at measurements, and sometimes they include visual information, or line plots. In this lesson, we'll pretend to be scientists, plotting or placing fractions on a line graph.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 4th Grade Math course

- 4th Grade Math: Numbers & Number Sense
- Multiples of Whole Numbers
- 4th Grade Math: Understanding Fractions
- 4th Grade Math: Understanding Decimals
- 4th Grade Math: Addition & Subtraction
- 4th Grade Math: Multiplication Strategies & Mental Math
- 4th Grade Math: Understanding Division
- 4th Grade Math: Arithmetic With Money
- 4th Grade Math: Word Problems & Equations
- 4th Grade Math: Lines, Angles & Shapes
- 4th Grade Math: Measurement Units & Conversions
- 4th Grade Math: Representing Data