Converting measurements is introduced for the first time in 4th grade. This PowerPoint Lesson Aims at teaching the Standards MD 1.1 Identify Relative Sizes of Measurement and MD 1.2 Record Measurement Equivalents.
This lesson begins by teaching the difference between the Customary and Metric Systems of Measurement. It then teaches the concept of the size of a millimeter, centimeter, meter, and kilometer. Then, the students learn when to multiply or divide when converting and why.
In the skill portion, students work within conversion tables to convert measurements by multiplying or dividing. There isp application problems at the end of the lesson, and a print out whiteboard insert for students to use as their conversion table.