Unit 7: Measurement and Data

Measurement Standards

MGSE4.MD.1 Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec.

a. Understand the relationship between gallons, cups, quarts, and pints.

b. Express larger units in terms of smaller units within the same measurement system.

c. Record measurement equivalents in a two column table.


MGSE4.MD.2 Use the four operations to 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. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

MGSE4.MD.3 Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

MGSE4.MD.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with common denominators by using information presented in line plots. For example, from a line plot, find and interpret the difference in length between the longest and shortest specimens in an insect collection.

MGSE4.MD.5 Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:

a. An angle is measured with reference to a circle with its center at the common endpoint of the rays, by considering the fraction of the circular arc between the points where the two rays intersect the circle. An angle that turns through 1/360 of a circle is called a “one-degree angle,” and can be used to measure angles.

b. An angle that turns through n one-degree angles is said to have an angle measure of n degrees.

MGSE4.MD.6 Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.

MGSE4.MD.7 Recognize angle measure as additive. When an angle is decomposed into non-overlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole is the sum of the angle measures of the parts. Solve addition and subtraction problems to find unknown angles on a diagram in real world and mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation with a symbol or letter for the unknown angle measure.

MGSE4.MD.8 Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.


Vocabulary for Unit 5

1) Convert: to change from one unit to another unit

2) Line Plot: a graph using marks along a number line to show how many objects are in a set

3) Angle: a geometric shape made by 2 rays that meet at a common endpoint, called a vertex

4) Right Angle: an angle that looks like a square corner and measures 90 degrees

5) Acute Angle: an angle that has less than 90 degrees

6) Obtuse Angle: an angle that has more than 90 degrees

7) Protractor: a tool used to measure angles

8) Vertex: the point where 2 rays or lines meet to form an angle

9) Ray: a straight row of points that starts at one point and goes on forever in the other direction

10) Decompose: to split up into parts

11) Compose: to combine parts