# Equivalent Measurements

Videos to help Grade 5 students learn how to use whole number multiplication to express equivalent measurements.

Common Core Standards: 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 5.MD.1, 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2

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New York State Common Core Math Module 2, Grade 5, Lesson 13

Conversions: Using different units to show the same measurement.
Conversion Factor: a numerical ratio to express a measurement from one unit to another unit.

Conversions

1 centimeter = 10 millimeters
1 meter = 100 centimeters = 1,000 millimeters
1 kilometer = 1,000 meters

1 gram = 1,000 milligrams
1 kilogram = 1,000 grams

1 pound = 16 ounces
1 ton = 2,000 pounds

1 cup = 8 fluid ounces
1 pint = 2 cups
1 quart = 2 pints
1 gallon = 4 quarts

1 liter = 1,000 milliliters
1 kiloliter = 1,000 liters

1 mile = 5.280 feet
1 mile = 1,760 yards
Lesson 13 Concept Development

Problem 1

15 feet = _____ inches

Lesson 13 Problem Set

Convert. Use your Reference Sheet to remind you of the conversion factors. Show your work.

_____ oz = 54 lb

4 mi = ____ yd = _____ ft

2 qt = _____ pt = _____ fl oz

Lesson 13 Concept Development
Problem 1
15 feet = _____ inches
Problem 2
3 tons 140 pounds = _____ pounds.
Problem 3
______ ounces = 9 pounds 11 ounces.
Problem 4
155 gallons = _____ quarts = _____ pints

Lesson 13 Problem Set

4. Convert. Use your Reference Sheet to remind you of the conversion factors. Show your work.
a. 27 ft = _____ in
g. 3 km 85 m = _____ m
h. 2 qt = _____ pt = _____ fl oz
Lesson 13 Homework

This video demonstrates how to find equivalent measurements using multiplication, tape diagrams and number lines.
1. Complete the chart below with the measurement equivalents.

2. Convert.

a. 18 yd = _____ ft
g. 5 km 14 m = _____ m

2. Convert
c. _____ cm = 64 m
g. 5 km 14 m = _____ m
5. The food pantry distributes 10-oz bags of rice. If three 5-lb bags are donated to the pantry, how many 10-ounce bags can be made?

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