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Lesson plan

Copy of 9. Practice measurement conversions (MELD)

teaches Common Core State Standards MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
teaches Common Core State Standards 6.RP.A.3.d http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/6/RP/A/3/d

Copy of 9. Practice measurement conversions (MELD)

Lesson objective: Convert measurements in one unit to another unit.

This lesson helps to build fluency with measurement conversion. Ratio tables are used here because it supports the understanding that multiplicative relationships exist in measurement conversions. This work develops students' understanding that like ratios, measurement systems involve multiplicative relationships.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 5 (use appropriate tools strategically) as they use ratio tables in order to model their thinking and identify multiplicative relationships.

Key vocabulary:

  • equivalent
  • multiplicative
  • ratio