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Unit word problems

6 videos
2 skills
Now that you have some experience converting between units, let's apply that skill in some real-world problems (okay, some of them are a bit concocted, but it's all about the learning)! We'll tackle word problems that deal with distance, weight, volume, time, and more! Common Core Standard: 5.MD.A.1

Units of measurement word problem: time

VIDEO 3:38 minutes
We're looking for the difference in time in this unit conversion word problem. We'll use a timeline to make it a little easier. Follow along.

Units of measurement word problem: volume

VIDEO 4:05 minutes
Great word problem that get us thinking about volume. We'll need to express the answer in two different units of measurement.

Unit measurement word problem: distance (US customary)

VIDEO 4:14 minutes
We're applying what we've learned about converting units of measure in this word problem. We're also using arithmetic calculations. Let's give it a try!

Unit measurement word problem: volume (US customary)

VIDEO 3:29 minutes
Pints or gallons? Gallons or quarts? Confused? You won't be for long. This unit measurement word problem gets us thinking about moving between these units of volume.

Unit measurement word problem: weight (US customary)

VIDEO 7:08 minutes
We're moving between units of weight in this word problem. Ever get in an elevator with a bunch people and wonder to yourself, "How many people can this elevator safely hold?" Yeah, us too. You can solve that problem now.

Unit measurement word problem: running laps (US customary)

VIDEO 8:04 minutes
Remember that it's always easier to convert everything to like units before tackling a unit conversion word problem. That way your comparing apples to apples. Go for it...we'll explain as we work through it!