Year 5

Year 5

# Solving problems involving converting between metric units of length

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will investigate and model problems and problem solving activities where we must convert between metric units.

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
Which of the below is not a metric unit of length?
cm
km
mm
Q2.
What does the prefix "kilo" mean?
one
one hundred
one million
Correct answer: one thousand
Q3.
Which of the below is equivalent to 7.6 km?
706 cm
760 m
Correct answer: 7600 m
7600 mm
Q4.
In a long jump, Ziggy jumps 2.02 m and Miggy jumps 189 cm. How much further does Ziggy jump than Miggy?
103 m
Correct answer: 13 cm
14 cm
14 m
Q5.
Which of the below is equivalent to 24 metres?
0.24 mm
Correct answer: 24,000 mm
240 mm
2400 mm

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
In a long jump I achieve 1.4 m and my friend achieves 10 cm less than me. How far did my friend jump?
1.41 m
1.6 m
Correct answer: 130 cm
1300 m
Q2.
It takes 8 km to get to my nan's house and half the distance is where my cousin lives, how far away does my cousin live?
0.4 m
140 m
Correct answer: 4000 m
800 m
Q3.
Which of the measurements below is likely to be the length of my bedroom?
10 km
Correct answer: 2.45 m
3.2 cm
38 m
Q4.
Which of the measurements below seem to be correct for a kitchen in my sister's doll house?
0.9 m by 0.8 m
1.9 m by 2.9 m
5 m by 6 m
Correct answer: 8 cm by 10 cm
Q5.
Ribbon A is 3.4 m long and ribbon B is 200 mm shorter than ribbon A. How long is ribbon B?
3.6 m
300 cm
300 mm
Correct answer: 320 cm