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Converting units word problems (metric)
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Description
Exercise Name: Converting units word problems (metric)
Math Missions: 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission
Types of Problems: 4

The Converting units word problems (metric) exercise appears under the 5th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission. This exercise practices word problems that specifically concentrate on converting units.

Types of Problems

There are four types of problems in this exercise:

  1. Metric word problem: This is a word problem involving metric units of measurement. The user is asked to solve the problem and provide the solution in the available text box.
    Cmwp1

    Metric word problem

  2. USCS word problem: This is a word problem involving USCS units of measurement. The user is asked to solve the problem and provide the solution in the available text box.
    Cmwp2

    USCS word problem

  3. Time word problem: This is a word problem involving time units of measurement. The user is asked to solve the problem and provide the solution in the available text box.
    Cmwp3

    Time word problem

  4. Money word problem: This is a word problem involving monetary units of measurement. The user is asked to solve the problem and provide the solution in the available text box.
    Cmwp4

    Money word problem

Strategies

This exercise is medium to get accuracy badges because users have to be familiar with all the different units of measurement or be willing to research them. The speed badges are hard because the problems often take multiple steps.

  1. Be careful to read the entire problem and look for phrases such as "of the amount remaining." There are several places to make minor errors on these problems.

Real-life Applications

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

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