Measurement Word Problems

Measurement Word Problems tests students ability to solve problems related to many different measurements. Students will solve word problems related to money, time, distance, weight, and more. They will learn about five different strategies that can help making solving word problems much easier. There are several worksheets as well as a quiz that will assess students’ comprehension of the lesson material.

The “Options for Lesson” section offers a few different suggestions that you can use in addition to or as alternatives in your lesson. For instance, you could have students solve problems and check with you for accuracy. Then they could get a sticker for each correct answer. Or you could have students create their own word problems for the class to solve.

What our Measurement Word Problems lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Measurement Word Problems teaches students how to solve word problems with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students will use one of five strategies that the lesson describes. These strategies are question, information, clue words, create an equation, and check your work. By the end, they will be able to solve word problems involving money, time, length, and other units.

There are two pages of content that describe the five strategies for solving word problems. The lesson explains and provides an example for the strategies to ensure the students understand how to utilize each one. Students will discover that they may end up using more than one for some problems.

Because word problems can be overwhelming at times, the lesson strives to make them a little easier. For instance, the clue words strategy teaches students to find that help them figure out what operation to do. A table lists several key words that students would find in word problems about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.


The activity worksheet has two pages, one with a blank table with 10 boxes and one with 10 word problems. Students will cut out the word problem cards and pick out several to solve. They will use the blank boxes to show their work and display which strategy they used.


There are two word problems on the practice worksheet. The word problems contain a lot of information, and students will have to determine which parts are important to solving the problem. There are two questions to answer for each word problem.


The homework assignment requires students to answer three questions that all relate to the same word problem.


Similar to the homework worksheet, students will solve a single word problem through several questions. Then they will solve a final word problem that relates to the information they learned in the first problem.

Additional information


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade



State Educational Standards

LB.Math.Content.4.MD.A.2, LB.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1

Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.