## Everyday Math Unit 11: Volume and Measurement

Updated 8-7-15

In this unit, students will study volume and the customary and metric systems of measurement.

Topics studied include:

Download the Unit 11 Family Letter for more information about this unit, including vocabulary definitions, new algorithms, at-home suggestions, and answers to selected study link questions. Scroll down the page to find games, skills practice, and video tutorials specific to this unit of study.

One of the most important skills students will need for fifth grade math is automatic recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. I strongly encourage all students to practice math facts at home for at least 5 minutes each night. Our class will be charting progress as we take Facts Master practice tests each week, with the goal of correctly answering all 300 problems in under 10 minutes. Use this online stopwatch to time yourself!

Downloads/Resources

In this unit, students will study volume and the customary and metric systems of measurement.

Topics studied include:

- 3-Dimensional Shapes and Polyhedra
- Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Pyramids
- Customary Measurement (length, weight, capacity)
- Metric Measurement (length, mass, volume)
- Time Conversions

Download the Unit 11 Family Letter for more information about this unit, including vocabulary definitions, new algorithms, at-home suggestions, and answers to selected study link questions. Scroll down the page to find games, skills practice, and video tutorials specific to this unit of study.

One of the most important skills students will need for fifth grade math is automatic recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. I strongly encourage all students to practice math facts at home for at least 5 minutes each night. Our class will be charting progress as we take Facts Master practice tests each week, with the goal of correctly answering all 300 problems in under 10 minutes. Use this online stopwatch to time yourself!

Downloads/Resources

- Unit 11 Study Links
- Unit 11 Vocabulary Cards
- Big G (capacity)
- Customary Conversions Chart
- Metric Conversions Chart
- Metric Mnemonic
- Metric Puzzles and Quizzes
- Metric Investigations Assignment
- Straw Polyhedra
- Polyhedra Definitions
- Properties of 2D and 3D Figures
- Scale Drawing Project
- Measurement Conversions Study Guide
- Conversions Word Problems

**Mr. Bowen's Tutorials**- Unit 11 Review (comprehensive, not Mr. Bowen)
- Customary Measurement Introduction
- Metric Measurement Introduction
- Time Conversions
- Customary Length Conversions
- Customary Weight Conversions
- Customary Capacity Conversions
- Metric Length Conversions
- Metric Mass Conversions
- Metric Volume Conversions

## Games and Interactives

Customary Measurement

- The Ruler Game
- Magic Ruler Activity
- Measure It
- Artie Ounces
- Sal's Sub Shop
- Yards to Feet Matching
- Inches to Feet Matching
- Cups and Quarts Matching

Metric System

- Matthew Metric
- Metric Length Matching
- Metric Volume Matching
- Metric Mass Matching
- Metric Ruler Game
- Metric Millionaire
- Horrendous Soup

3-D Shapes

Mixed Skills

- Computation Castle
- Burnside's Billions
- Tipster
- Best Math Friends (word problems)
- Number Eaters (try this!)
- Number Munchers (Leveled Version)
- Number Munchers (Java Version) + ActiveGS Version (requires plugin) + iPhone/iPad app
- Fraction Munchers (Java Version) + ActiveGS Version (requires plugin)

## Skills Practice

Need more practice with the metric system? Try some of these practice quizzes. More practice quizzes categorized by topic can be found on the Math Skills Practice page.

Measurement

Volume

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3-D Shapes

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## Video Tutorials

Forgot how to convert between inches and feet? Can't remember how to find the volume of a cylinder? Watch these video tutorials from the Khan Academy. Most video clips are between 5 and 10 minutes in length and are presented in a simple, yet easy-to-understand format.

Measurement

- Metric Units of Distance
- Metric Units of Mass
- Metric Units of Volume
- Customary Units of Distance
- Customary Units of Weight
- Customary Units of Capacity
- Converting Time
- Unit conversion
- Conversion between metric units
- Converting within the metric system
- Converting pounds to ounces
- Converting Gallons to quarts pints and cups 1
- Converting Gallons to quarts pints and cups (advanced)
- Converting Farenheit to Celsius
- Comparing Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature scales
- Unit Conversion with Fractions
- Performing arithmetic calculations on units of volume
- Application problems involving units of weight
- Solving application problems involving units of volume
- Perimeter and Unit Conversion

Volume