Unit 6 Exploring Measurement and Data

In Unit 6 Students will:

  • Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.
  • Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l) (excludes compound units such as cm3 and finding the geometric volume of a container).
  • Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step work problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
  •  Draw a called picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two- step "how many more" and "how many less" problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph model might represent 5 pets.
  •  Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rules marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units- whole numbers, halves, quarters

 By the end of Unit 6 your child should be able to answer the following questions:

  • How does knowing hours and minutes help me to understand time to the nearest minute?
  • How does knowing hours and minutes help me to understand elapsed time?

The following videos explain some of the topics covered in Unit 6.

  • Telling time to the Minute

  • Elapsed Time

  • Solving Elapsed Time With a T-Chart

  • Solving Elapsed Time Using a Numberline

  • Solving Elapsed Time to the Nearest One Minute

  • Comparing Weights on a Balance Scale

  • Measuring Mass With A Balance Scale

  • Measuring Volume

  • Estimating Volume in Liters

  • Measure Volume in Liters

  • Customary Units of Volume Measurement


  • To visit Study Jams and learn about Bar Graphs
  • Pictographs

  • More on Pictographs