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Understand the size of metric measurements by relating them to other metric units

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/4/MD/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP8

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Big Ideas: Conversions in the metric system are consistent whether measuring liquid volume, mass, or distance. A measurement unit is chosen based on the quantity to be measured. Students continue to develop their understanding of the metric system by noticing patterns that develop when multiplying by 10. Students will connect metric prefixes to multiples of 10 and begin to understand the relative sizes of metric units. Students will also visualize benchmark objects to associate with select units of metric measurement. Vocabulary: gram, liter