Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system, and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real-world problems (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m; 9 ft to 108 in).
Give each student a Measurement Sort sheet and give each group a set of the Measurement Sort cards. Have students shuffle the cards and place them face down in a stack. Give the following instructions one at a time, giving students time to complete each directive:
Have students tell what is common about the metric measures. [the prefixes; milli-, kilo-, etc.]