

Unit 2 Unit
Conversions and Problem Solving Metric Measurement Grade 4 

Description:
Unit 2
focuses on length, mass, and capacity in the metric system. Students will use
place value understanding to convert from larger to smaller units.
Conversions will be recorded in a twocolumn table. Students will use their knowledge of grams,
kilograms, meters, and centimeters as they learn the approximate sizes of
measurement units. Students will solve
multistep word problems involving distances, liquid volumes, and masses of
objects. 

Louisiana Student
Standards for Mathematics (LSSM) 





Enduring Understandings: ·
To measure
something means determine how many units are needed to have the same amount
as the object. ·
One unit of
measurement can be compared to another within a single system of measurement. ·
Measurement
can be used to solve problems. ·
There can be
different strategies to solve a problem, but some are more effective and
efficient than others are. ·
A problem
solver understands what has been done, knows why the process was appropriate,
and can support it with reasons and evidence. 
Essential Questions: ·
Why do we measure? ·
Why do we need standardized units of
measurement? ·
How do I decide what strategy will
work best in a given problem situation? ·
How can measurement be used to solve
problems? ·
How do I know where to begin when
solving a problem? ·
How does explaining my process help me
to understand a problem’s solution better? 


