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Answer the word problems below. Highlight the important words and numbers. Remember to write you answer in a full sentence. |

1. If one paperclip has the mass of 1 gram and 1,000 paperclips have a mass of 1 kilogram, how many kilograms are 8,000 paperclips?
Multiply to get a total for 8,000 paperclips: 8,000 x 1 g = 8,000 g. Convert to kilograms. There are 1,000 grams in 1 kilogram. Divide by 1,000: |

2. Charlie’s eraser has a mass of 20 grams. How many milligrams are in 20 grams?
Convert 20 grams to milligrams. There are 1,000 milligrams in 1 gram. Multiply by 1,000: 20 x 1,000 = 20,000 milligrams. |

3. Steven goes to the grocery store and is looking at a winter squash. It has a mass of 1.8 kilograms. How many grams is the winter squash?
Convert 1.8 kilograms to grams. There are 1,000 grams in 1 kilogram. Multiply by 1,000: 1.8 x 1,000 g = 1,800 grams. |

4. Using the information in question 3, determine the number of milligrams in the winter squash.
Convert grams to milligrams. There are 1,000 milligrams in 1 gram. Multiply by 1,000: 1,800 x 1,000 g = 1,800,000 milligrams. |

5. A box contains 4 bags of sugar. The total mass of all 4 bags is 6 kg. What is the mass of each bag in grams?
Convert kilograms to grams. There are 1,000 grams in 1 kilogram. Multiply by 1,000: 6 x 1,000 g = 6,000 grams. Divide by 4 to find how many grams in each bag: 6,000 grams ÷ 4 bags = 1,500 grams/ bag. |

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## Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (4MD02) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Word problems Worksheet shown above.

*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. *

### Example/Guidance

### Worksheet

#### Converting Metric Units

- Distance Word Problems Worksheet – Converting between mm, cm, m, & km
- Converting Metric Units of Measurement – Post-assessment (10 questions)

#### Money

- Word Problems: Decimals Worksheet – with addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division
- Word Problems: Multi-step
- Word Problems: Money With Fractions
- Word Problems: Money – Post-assessment (8 questions)

#### Time

- Time Word Problems Worksheet – Elapsed time and converting between minutes and hours

Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

*Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit*

- Calculating Areas – Rectangles (From Worksheet)
- Calculating Areas – Rectangular Shapes (From Worksheet)
- Calculating Surface Areas e.g. of Rectangular Prisms (From Worksheet)
- Differences in Time (1 of 4): On the quarters (e.g. 2:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.) (From Worksheet)
- Differences in Time (2 of 4): 5 minute intervals (e.g. 5:05 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.) (From Worksheet)
- Differences in Time (3 of 4): On the quarters (e.g. 7:15 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.) (From Worksheet)
- Differences in Time (4 of 4):5 minute intervals (e.g. 8:55 a.m. and 12:35 p.m.) (From Worksheet)