Unit 5: Measurement Units & Interpreting Data

Overview

Ever wondered how to teach measurement units and interpreting data in an engaging way to your 5th-grade students?

In this unit plan, students will first learn about converting between customary units of measurements. Later on, they will build on this to learn about converting between metric units of measurement. Lastly, they will learn about creating and interpreting line plots with fractions.

Each lesson helps students master the unit through artistic, interactive guided notes, check for understanding, and culminates with a real-life example that explores how these measurement concepts are applied in the real world.

It's an exciting way to teach measurement units and interpreting data while comprehensively meeting the Common Core Standards for 5th-grade mathematics.

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Converting Units of Measurement & Data Guided Notes with Doodles | 5th Grade

Converting Units of Measurement & Data Guided Notes with Doodles | 5th Grade

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Learning Objectives

After this unit, students will be able to:

  • Convert between customary units of measurement such as inches, feet, yards, miles, ounces, pounds, and gallons.

  • Convert between metric units of measurement using whole numbers or decimals.

  • Create line plots with fractions to display and organize data points and measurements.

  • Interpret data presented in line plots with fractions.

Prerequisites

Before this unit, students should be familiar with:

  • Basic understanding of addition and subtraction

  • Understanding of the concept of measurement and units

  • Understanding of fractions and how to represent them on a number line

  • Basic understanding of decimals and their relation to fractions

Materials

Key Vocabulary

  • Customary Units

  • Metric Units

  • Inches

  • Feet

  • Yards

  • Miles

  • Line Plots

  • Fractions

Lesson Map

Extensions

Measurement Units & Data Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS | Line Plots

Measurement Units & Data Pixel Art Unit BUNDLE | 5th Grade CCSS | Line Plots

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Students practice measurement units and interpreting data, including converting between customary units of measurements, converting between metric units of measurements, interpreting line plots with this 5th Grade CCSS Measurement Units and Data Pixel Art Unit Bundle. Contains 4 products with 8 pixel art activities total for a complete 5th grade Common Core measurement units and data unit.

These self-checking Google Sheets give students instant feedback. Incorrect answers are highlighted in red, and correct answers turn green and unlock parts of a mystery picture. They’re easy to assign, keep students engaged, and free up your time for differentiation and more.

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