Lesson plan

10. Apply converting measurements in order to compare amounts (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/MD/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP1
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Lesson objective: Apply understanding of converting measurements in order to compare amounts.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of measurement conversions to a real-life situation. Students are asked to determine whether students have reached their fundraising goal.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • when solving measurement problems, it sometimes makes sense to express measurements given in terms of a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit

Skills students will use:

  • multiplicative comparisons
  • converting from a larger unit, hours, to a smaller unit, minutes
  • data from tables

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 1 (make sense of problems and persevere in solving them) as they comprehend and visualize the context and engage in the problem solving process.

Key vocabulary: 

  • convert/conversions
  • equivalent
  • hours
  • minutes
  • range

Special materials needed:

  • number line (0-300)