Unit 2, Lesson 3# Express metric capacity measurements in terms of a smaller unit; model and solve addition and subtraction word problems involving metric capacity

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students apply their place value understanding to compare and convert meters and kilometers. They build an understanding of the relationship between mixed units containing meters and kilometers and then apply this understanding to add and subtract lengths using the standard algorithms they learned in the previous unit or using simplifying strategies. The lesson culminates with students applying this learning to solve a one-step word problem with two decompositions.