Ch 14: 5th Grade Math: Units of Measurement

About This Chapter

Use this collection of instructional videos and multiple-choice quizzes to teach your 5th grader about the metric system. Lessons also cover U.S. customary units, scale drawings and units of time.

5th Grade Math: Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons are designed to help your 5th grade student get the hang of working with metric and U.S. customary units for distance, capacity, weight and temperature. Students can also get an introduction to scale drawings and units of time through fun videos and short self-assessment quizzes. These tools them with several opportunities to try their hand at choosing the correct unit of measurement and using conversion factors.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity Students get an introduction to the standard units used to measure length, weight, time and capacity.
How to Convert Standard Units of Measure Instructors demonstrate the steps required to convert pounds to kilograms, Fahrenheit to Celsius and miles to kilometers.
How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements This lesson shows students how to perform basic arithmetic with units of measurement.
The Metric System: Units and Conversion Students take a closer look at conversion factors for units in the metric system.
How to Convert Units in the Metric System Instructors outline metric system prefixes and the steps required to convert meters, liters and grams into smaller and larger units.
How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings Students get an introduction to the uses of scale drawings and legends.
Converting Between Units of Time This lesson demonstrates how to convert between seconds, minutes and hours.
Distance in the Metric System Students get extra practice converting between metric units used to measure distance.
U.S. Customary Units for Distance Instructors show students how to use U.S. customary units of measurement for distance.
Metric Units for Capacity This lesson covers the metric units of measurement for capacity and the steps involved in converting between them.
U.S. Customary Units for Capacity After studying metric units for capacity, students take a look at conversion factors for U.S. customary units.
Metric Units for Mass Students learn to choose the correct metric unit for measuring mass.
U.S. Customary Units for Weight This lesson covers the U.S. customary units and conversion factors for measuring weight.
Converting Weight in Metric and U.S. Customary Systems Instructors explain how to convert between metric and U.S. customary units for weight.
Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Students get extra practice converting between these two units of temperature.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: 5th Grade Math: Units of Measurement
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Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

1. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

2. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

3. 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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

5. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

6. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

Chapter Practice Exam
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