## 5th Grade Measurement Skills

Prior Standards Implementation

## The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.

## Please go to Current 5th Grade Math Standards for current resources.

## Measurement

Read temperatures on a thermometer using Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.

5.4.1

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- Be a Scientist - estimate temperatures using a Celsius thermometer
- Hot Stuff - estimate temperatures using a Fahrenheit thermometer
- Thermometer - asks students to compare the temperature on two days, and it instructs them on the concepts of minus quantities as the difference between two things
Use estimation to determine if a length or volume measurement is reasonable.

5.4.3

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- Are We There Yet? - select the appropriate unit of measure
- How Many Pearls - You've just stumbled on a treasure chest filled with pearls and you want a quick estimate of the number, without having to count them one by one.
- Estimation of Length - Online lesson
Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of measurements.

5.4.4

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- Cameron's Trip - multiply and divide to solve real-world problems
- Math at the Mall - practice percentages and finding the best deal while shopping at a virtual mall
- Reading a Column Graph - five questions related to a graph (good real-world activity)
- Reading Pie, Line and Scatter Graphs - questions related to a graph (good real-world activity)
- That's Right - estimate measurements in real-world problems using money
Select appropriate standard units to measure length, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles.

5.4.5

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- Alien Angles - estimate angles, without a protractor, ranging from 1-180 by dragging a movable line
- Area - calculate the area of a rectangle
- Area Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the perimeter and asked to calculate areas of the shapes.
- Measure it - practice using a ruler (inches and centimeters)
- Measuring Angles - investigating angles and the use of a protractor
- Measuring Tools - select measurement tools for real-world measuring situations
- Perimeter Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid after setting the area and asked to calculate perimeters of the shapes.
- Shape Explorer - Students are shown shapes on a grid and asked to calculate areas and perimeters of the shapes.
- Spy Guys Interactive - Surface Area of Prisms - Lesson 14
- Spy Guys Interactive - Area and Perimeter - Lesson 12
- Spy Guys Interactive - Relating Area and Perimeter - Lesson 13
- Spy Guys Interactive - Volume and Displacement - Lesson 15
- Teaching Measures - Choose from three modules; length, mass, and capacity. Each category offers several activities for your large screen display as well as supporting worksheets.
- Weight and Capacity - this video lesson explains weight and capacity and the units to measure each, and then gives your students the chance to show understanding on several quizzes.
Connect simple units of measurement within the same system of measurement.

5.4.6

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- Practice converting from one metric unit to another with this java applet (length, area, volume, mass, or time units )
Use strategies to estimate perimeter and area of rectangles.

5.4.7

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- Area and Perimeter - calculate the area or perimeter of the rectangle
- Area of an Irregular Rectangle - calculate the area of each figure given
- Comparison Estimator - similar to Estimator but compares two sets of objects
- Estimator - practice estimation skills by determining the number of objects, length, or area. (parameters: error tolerance)
- Fence Me In - ( 3-5 ) find the perimeter of a rectangle
- More or Less Estimator - similar to Estimator activity but states a quantity and asks the user to estimate whether the set of objects is more or less than the number given
Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time.

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- Bedtime Bandits - (students try to stay up as late as possible by blasting killer clocks that drop from the ceiling) After each stage, identifying the correct clock gets harder and harder. Eventually, students have to blast the clock that is "4 hours and 15 minutes past 2:30", for example.
- Clockworks - try to set the time on the clock. (select the challenge level)
- Elapsed Time - quiz
- Elapsed Time - match game quiz
- Elapsed Time - [ designed for 4th grade ] PDF worksheet to print - days, months, years
- Elapsed Time - PDF worksheet
- Elapsed Time - worksheet
- Elapsed Time - worksheet
- Elapsed Time - worksheet
- Elapsed Time - worksheet
- Elapsed Time - [ designed for 4th grade ] PDF worksheets with teacher instructions
- Elapsed Time - free worksheets from Math Slice, time intervals from 1 hour to one minute
- Elapsed Time on a Clock - an E-Lab activity from Harcourt School Publishers (
rated for 4th grade)- Is It PE Time? - use a chart (table) to solve problems.
Apply formulas to find the area of parallelograms and triangles.

5.4.9

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- Calculating the Area of a Triangle - introduction followed by a practice activity and a quiz &
- Finding Area - formulas for finding area of a variety of shapes (from FactMonster)
Solve real-world problems involving perimeter and area of rectangles.

5.4.10

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- Calculating the Perimeter of a Rectangle - introduction followed by a practice activity (also Square or Parallelogram )
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

- Measurement (Grades 3-5)
Review Help Practice Tests!

- Brainchild - twenty-four questions, followed by practice on any incorrect responses
- Houghton Mifflin Mathematics Test Prep Practice
- Virginia State Standards of Learning - Select Math 5 , and then select 10, 20, or 40 questions.
Released Test & Others

- FCAT Sample Test Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips
- Fifth Grade Math - Read each question and choose the best answer. Then mark the circle next to the letter for the answer you have chosen. ( from Texas )
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2003
- Texas end-of-year Math test 2004
Daily Questions

- Daily Questions - to serve as a ten to fifteen minute (approximate) review of practice test items and critical thinking (239 pages) [ Note : This link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. Some state filters block access to this page so you might consider downloading the document at home.]
TAAS Attack Daily Upkeeps

- Daily Upkeeps - Scroll down this page until you see " 5th Grade TAAS Attack Daily Upkeeps ." There are 8 practice activities to print (in .pdf format)
General Total Math Review

- Math Olympics - Answer 20 multiple choice questions correctly to win the Math Olympics. Topics range from basic computation and general math knowledge to word problems with percentages, ratios, and fractions. Math Olympics provides excellent test prep practice for students in grades 4+.
- Math TV: Video Word Problems - [ Grades 5+ ] Math TV is a project whose goal is to help middle school students learn how to solve challenging word problems. Each of the nineteen math problems comes with step by step video solution, follow up problems, an online calculator, and sketch pad.
- McMillan/McGraw-Hill - Online activities for 5th graders - whole numbers, graphs, fractions, measurements and more
- Money Review - Start on level two or three for counting money review
- Solve It! - Math Videos provide problem solving practice for students in grades 3 to 6. Each of the thirteen sets contain five multi step word problems with step by step video solutions. Concepts include basic operations, algebraic reasoning, money, fractions, percent, perimeter, area, proportional reasoning, and measurement.
- ThatQuiz is a math testing web site developed by Andrew Lyczak, a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire. The site offers free testing, grading and record keeping for teachers, with practice tests for students. This is a completely free, non-profit educational site.

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