Progression of Standard within **Grade 5** Describe (in general) how units within the same measurement system can be converted (i.e. multiply to find the number of smaller units in a larger unit; divide to find the number of larger units in a smaller unit).

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## How do you convert units of measurement easily?

Summary: You can convert units easily and accurately with one simple rule: just multiply the old measurement by a carefully chosen form of the number 1. This page explains how to choose, with lots of examples. Is This Really Multiplying by 1? Be Reasonable!

## What is measurement conversion for kids?

The term conversion of units refers to changing an amount of a measurement unit into another unit. For example, a conversion factor of (1 day)/(24 hours) equals 1, because 1 day = 24 hours.

## How do you teach unit conversion?

Summary

- Write the conversion as a fraction (that equals one)
- Multiply it out (leaving all units in the answer)
- Cancel any units that are both top and bottom.

## How do you explain conversion measurement?

Measures can be converted. Use the basic conversion rule to solve any problem: from a larger unit to a smaller unit, multiply. From a smaller unit to a larger unit, divide. It’s really that simple!

## How do you teach metric measurements?

General principles for teaching the metric system

- Stop teaching (and using) customary units completely.
- Never teach conversion of units from customary to metric or vice-versa.
- Teach measuring in metric by doing measuring in metric.
- Use SI, the International System of Units, also called the modern metric system.