Lesson 6
Multistep Conversion Problems: Metric Liquid Volume
Lesson Purpose
Lesson Narrative
In this lesson, students solve conversion problems involving metric liquid volume measurements. The first activity in this lesson focuses on baseten structure and conversions and also gives students a chance to work with decimals, fractions, and powers of 10 in exponential form. The second activity is contextual and also involves work with fractions and decimals. It gives students a chance to practice multiplication (by numbers that are not powers of ten) either with whole numbers or a whole number and a decimal depending how they solve the problem.
 Engagement
 MLR1
Learning Goals
Teacher Facing
 Solve multistep problems involving metric liquid measurement conversions.
Student Facing
 Let’s solve multistep problems about metric liquid volume.
Required Preparation
Lesson Timeline
Warmup  10 min 
Activity 1  20 min 
Activity 2  15 min 
Lesson Synthesis  10 min 
Cooldown  5 min 
Teacher Reflection Questions
Suggested Centers
 Would You Rather? (2–5), Stage 2: Compare to Smaller Units (Supporting)
 Compare (1–5), Stage 5: Fractions (Supporting)
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