Measurement Conversion for 4th and 5th Grade students
Measurement can be a confusing concept for upper elementary students, especially when it comes to measurement conversion. Whether you are teaching customary measurements, metric conversions, or both, your students will need to practice understanding and applying this skill.
Use anchor charts.
Eventually, your students may have this skill memorized but start by having anchor charts with common conversions posted online or in-person for all of your learners to see.
Make Measurement Conversion Relevant.
You can use anchor charts and cheat sheets all day long, but until you help students connect measurement conversion to real life, it doesn’t make a lot of sense!
Practice measurement conversion.
Once students have the formulas and conversion charts available, it’s important to practice! I love to have students practice in a chart form where they can notice the patterns in the numbers. Many students may be able to see that multiplication is the operation that is used to go from smaller units of measurement to larger units, while division is used to go from larger units of measurement to smaller units of measurement.
- A Student Journal Cover to organize into a mini booklet for your students
- Anchor Chart for Metric and Customary Units of Measurement (2)
- Mini Anchor Charts (2)
- Feet to Yards Conversion Practice (2)
- Feet to Miles Conversion Practice (2)
- Pounds to Ounces (2)
- Tons to Pounds (2)
- Cups to Fluid Ounces (2)
- Quarts to Gallons (2)
- Kilometers to Meters
- Kilograms to grams
- Fahrenheit to Celsius
Customary Length to Metric Length
- Inches to cm
- 2 activities
Measurement Word Problems
- 2 different activities (with 1 additional page that is differentiated with multiple-choice options for students that need extra support)
True and False
- Cut Sort Glue
I like to pair these worksheets to practice measurement conversion for 4th and 5th grade students along with hands-on, relevant measurement activities in the classroom and at home. Incorporating recipes, track and field activities, and even finding temperatures in different parts of the world are ways to practice measurement conversion.
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