# Word problems with units

9 videos

4 skills

Are we having fun yet? We are! Let's solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Common Core Standard: 4.MD.A.2

### Units of measurement word problem: time to leave for home

VIDEO
4:09 minutes

Mom asks you to be home by 5:45. You know the number of minutes it takes to get home. What time do you leave?

### Units of measurement word problem: time

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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.

### Time word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Solve word problems to find what time an event occurred or how long an event lasted.

### Units of measurement word problem: making change

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3:14 minutes

To "make change" means to be able to give people the correct amount back in dollars and cents when paying for something. This is one of the most common and important skills haivng to do with unit conversion. Let's do it!

### Currency conversion word problem

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0:54 minutes

One day you'll travel to another country and need to know if you have enough money to buy a souvenir in their currency.

### Converting money word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Solve word problems that involve converting between U.S. dollars and cents and converting U.S. dollars to other units of money, like pesos.

### Units of measurement word problem: volume (metric)

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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.

### Units of measurement word problem: distance

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4:10 minutes

We're moving between metric units of distance measurement (meters and kilometers) in this word problem. Hint: when doing any word problem, be sure and make note of the unit measurement wanted in the answer!

### Converting to smaller units word problems (metric)

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Convert a measure to a smaller unit to solve a word problem. Units include metric measures of distance, volume, and mass.

### 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!

### Unit measurement word problem: weight (US customary)

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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: 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.

### Converting to smaller units word problems (US customary)

PRACTICE PROBLEMS

Convert a measure to a smaller unit to solve a word problem. Units include U.S. customary measures of distance, volume, and mass.