## Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Measurement Conversion Practice - Section 1: Introduction/Review Prior Discoveries

Before planning this lesson, I informally surveyed the students to determine their level of familiarity with the common units of measurement.  From this survey I learned that in their 3rd and 4th grade classes students worked with units of measurement to understand the relative sizes of these units.  Because of this, I choose to move right into conversions.  If your students need more time developing a concrete understanding of how the units with in a system compare with one another, this is a foundational skill that should be a focus first.

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# Measurement Conversion Practice

Unit 7: Measurement
Lesson 3 of 3

## Big Idea: After developing a theory about the correct operation to use when converting from large units to small units and small units to large units, students test this theory by solving problems with conventional units of measurement.

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