The first instance of Converting to smaller units word problems (metric) is under the 4th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices unit conversions in the Metric System.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Convert units: This problem describes a situation and the user is expected to use knowledge of the metric system of units to arrive at an answer. The problem type in the picture has a comparison element, but most are just one answer fill in the blank.

Convert units


This exercise is easy to get accuracy badges as long as users know the conversions in the USCS system. It is easy to attain speed badges because the conversion factors in metric are all powers of ten, in other words, moving decimal places.

  1. There seem to be two major conversions used, 1000 milliliters in a liter and 1000 grams in a kilogram.

Real-life Applications

  1. Measurements are used for many things, such as cooking, and for placing carpet.

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