Essential Questions:
Unit 5 instructional time is focused on this power standard:
4.MD.A.1 Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a twocolumn table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...
4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Unit 5 instruction is supported by these foundational standards:
2.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multidigit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
2.MD.5 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
3.MD.2 Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (L). (Excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume of a container.) Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve onestep word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem. (Excludes multiplicative comparison problems, i.e., problems involving notions of “times as much.”)
4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
 How can I use base ten blocks to measure things?
 Why would I use base tem blocks to measure things?
 When can I use base ten blocks to measure things?
 What do base ten blocks have to do with the metric system
 Smaller metric units make up larger metric units.
 The Metric System is a base ten system.
 The Metric System has length, mass, and capacity measures.
Unit 5 instructional time is focused on this power standard:
4.MD.A.1 Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a twocolumn table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...
4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Unit 5 instruction is supported by these foundational standards:
2.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multidigit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.
2.MD.5 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
3.MD.2 Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (L). (Excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume of a container.) Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve onestep word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem. (Excludes multiplicative comparison problems, i.e., problems involving notions of “times as much.”)
4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having wholenumber answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
4.NBT.4 Fluently add and subtract multidigit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
What to TeachUnit 6 Outline
Preassessment Introduce Real World Experience Topic 1: Metric Unit Conversions

Lesson Ideas 
Student PRactice 
Topic 2: Application of Metric Unit Conversions

AssessmentUnit 6: Pre Assessment
Unit 6: Real World Experience Unit 6: Post Assessment Unit 6: Formative Assessment 
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4th grade vocabulary cards AL Spanish 4th grade vocabulary cards MZ Spanish 4th grade CCSS Word List (ENGSPAN) ISBE unit Illinois TEACH & TALK 4.MD.2 EngageNY module (PDF) (WORD) Howard County Resources for 4.MD.1 Howard County Resources for 4.MD.2 Georgia unit District 4th grade Fluency Resources addition flashcards: (vertical) (horizontal) (triangle) subtraction flashcards: (vertical) (horizontal) (triangle) multiplication flashcards: (vertical) (horizontal) (triangle) division flashcards: (vertical) (horizontal) (triangle) 
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