This page provides samples of 5th grade measurement and data activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class
settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and
provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and
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**5.MD.A.1** 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.**Sample Activity:**Comparing Metric Units

**5.MD.B.2 **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.**Sample Activity:****M****easuring Classroom Objects (v. 1)**

Measuring Liquid

Line Plot Task Cards (A - H)

**5.MD.C.3** 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.

b. A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units.**Sample Activity:Build a Cubic Meter**

**5.MD.C.4** Measure volume by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.**Sample Activities:****Building Rectangular Prisms**What's the Volume?

One Cube

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.

Exploring Volume

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.

Designing a Cereal Box

Measuring Volume

Volume Word Problems