Unit 7, Lesson 12, Grade 4 icon
Unit 7, Lesson 12

Use measurement tools to convert mixed number measurements to smaller units

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students convert mixed number length and capacity measurements to smaller units. (For example, they convert 3/4 gallon to 3 quarts and 3/4 foot to 9 inches.) They begin by using tape diagrams to explore the relationship between units (showing, for example, that every 1/4 gallon is equivalent to 1 quart). Then they move on to using a strategy of creating equivalent fractions (reasoning, for example, that 3/4 foot = 9/12 foot, and since every 1/12 foot is 1 inch, that 3/4 foot = 9 inches).

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