This page provides examples of 5th Grade Measurement and Data Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
These activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and
provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and
mathematical thinking. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group
or whole class settings. Instructions for each task are typed in large
print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work
on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All
files for the 5th Grade Measurement and Data Activities listed are in
PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For examples of 3rd and 4th Grade Measurement and Data Activities see the links below.
Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system 5.MD1 Convert among different-sized standard measurement units
within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5cm to 0.05m), and use
these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems. Possible Activities Comparing Units of Metric Linear Measure Metric Conversion Word Problems
Represent and interpret data 5.MD2 Make a line plot to display a set of measurements in
fractions of a unit (1/2, ¼, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this
grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots.
For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical
beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the
total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally. Fractions on a Line Plot Sacks of Flour
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition 5.MD3 Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
a. A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have
“one cubic unit” of volume, and can be used to measure volume.
5.MD5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.
a. Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with whole-number side
lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the
same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by
multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold
whole-number products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative
property of multiplication.
b. Apply the formulas V= l x w x h and V = b x h for rectangular prisms
to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge
lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems. Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes Project (with rubric) What's the Volume? Ordering Rectangular Prisms by Volume Designing a Toy Box Designing a Cereal Box Create a Sculpture
c. Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed
of two non-overlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of
the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world
problems. Possible Tasks: Comparing Buildings Find the Volume Joe's Buildings