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Converting units (metrics)
Converting-units 256
Description
Exercise Name: Converting units (metrics)
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission
Types of Problems: 5

The Converting units (metrics) exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices familiarity with converting among and understanding different units of measurements.

Types of Problems

There are five types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Convert in USCS: This problems provides a conversion question from one unit to another in the United States Customary System. The user is asked to find the correct answer to the conversion problem and write it in the available spot.
    ConunitUS

    Convert in USCS

  2. Convert in metric: This problems provides a conversion question from one unit to another in the Metric System. Users are asked to find the correct answer to the conversion problem and write it in the available spot.
    ConunitMET

    Convert in metric

  3. Convert in time: This problems provides a conversion question from one unit to another in hours, minutes and seconds. The user is asked to find the correct answer to the conversion problem and write it in the available spot.
    ConunitTIM

    Convert in time

  4. Fill in chart: This problem provides a chart with multiple conversion problems between two given units in the same system. The users are asked to fill in the chart correctly.
    ConunitTAB

    Fill in table

  5. Put in order: This problem has several measurements possibly in different units in the same measurement system. Users are asked to put the amounts in increasing order.
    ConunitORDER

    Put in order

Strategies

This exercise is medium to get accuracy badges because the user needs to be careful about the units are getting smaller or larger. The speed badges are medium because there are so many different types of problems, making it difficult to get into a smooth rhythm.

  1. Moving in the metric system is as easy as moving the decimal place.
  2. The USCS system could be made easier by having a reference table at quick access.

Real-life Applications

  1. Measurements are used for many things, such as cooking, and for placing carpet.
  2. Measurement is important for taking proper medicine. If one has an illness (whether serious or minor) they need to take their medicine and take it in the proper amount. If they take too little or too much then they are not going to get the proper benefit from it.

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