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Converting Units of Mass – Worksheet

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PDF | 2 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

Practice converting metric units of mass, including those with decimal representations, with this worksheet.

How to Convert Metric Units of Mass

The formulas for converting metric units of mass are as follows:

  • 1 g = 1,000 mg
  • 1 kg = 1,000 g
  • 1 t = 1,000 kg

When converting metric units of mass, all you need to remember is that the number 1,000 is your friend! All units are multiples of 1,000 unlike when converting length.

Understanding the difference between grams and kilograms can help students infer how light or heavy things would be if measured in milligrams or metric tons.

With this worksheet, students are tasked with converting mass measurements between units from 1 gram up to 100 metric tons. There are multiple answers which require the use of decimal representations.

An answer sheet is included with your download to make marking fast and easy!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding  

Task students who require an additional challenge with weighing objects using a classroom scale and then determining the mass of the objects in all four units featured in the worksheet. They can then choose the most appropriate unit for measuring the object.

Students who need extra support can refer to Converting Units of Measurement Posters which has the specific calculations necessary for converting units of mass.

In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as a:

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