Students will uncover how a dairy farm works and why eating foods with plenty of nutrients is crucial.
- Convert measurements within a measurement system
- Solve word problems
- Dairy Farm Calculations Student Worksheet printable
- Whiteboard and markers
Make a class set of the Dairy Farm Calculations Student Worksheet printable.
Step 1: Brainstorm a list of measurement words with your class. Sort the words into measurements of volume and measurements of weight.
Step 2: Review with students how to convert measurements from larger units to smaller units and from smaller units to larger units. With students’ input, create a conversion chart similar to the chart below.
Step 3: Distribute the Dairy Farm Calculations Student Worksheet printable.
Step 4: Have students work with partners to complete the series of word problems.
Step 5: As a class, review the answers to the word problems.
1. 112 cups
2. 8 servings
3. 40 cows
4. 200 milliliters
5a. 1,200 milligrams
5b. 1.2 grams
Optional: As an extension activity, invite students to create their own dairy farm-themed word problems.