Unit 4, Lesson 19, Grade 5 icon
Unit 4, Lesson 19

Convert measures involving whole numbers, and solve multi-step word problems.

EngageNY 60 min(s)

In this lesson, students begin applying their knowledge of fraction and decimal multiplication to find fractional parts of customary measurements and convert measurements. They reason to identify the larger unit. For example, 30 centimeters = ? meters means that students are expressing a smaller unit in terms of a larger unit. Then they use a tape diagram to estimate if the answer is more or less than 1/2 of the larger unit. Finally, they will rename the smaller unit as a fraction of the larger unit and multiply.

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