Application Problem# Relating place value to metric lengths

Lesson 4. Unit 1. Grade 5 EngageNY

EngageNY8 min(s)

This Application Problem is a part of the Lesson 4, Unit 1, Grade 5. The place value chart can be used throughout the coming lesson to help students think through whether they are renaming from small to large units or large to small units. Throughout the school day, take the opportunity to extend thinking by asking students to make a conversion to the unit that is 1 tenth as large as a meter (decimeter) and the unit 10 times as large (dekameter). Students can do research about these and other metric units that are less commonly used or investigate industry applications for the less familiar units.