# Lesson 10 Multi-step Measurement Problems

• Let’s solve multi-step measurement problems.

## Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Distances Traveled

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

animal

distance traveled in a day

three-toed sloth

30 meters

snail

2,500 centimeters

dromedary

40 kilometers

giant tortoise

500 meters

## Activity 1 Long Hikes, Short Hikes

Here are estimates of the farthest distances that some animals would move in one day.

animal

distance traveled in a day

three-toed sloth

30 meters

snail

2,500 centimeters

dromedary

40 kilometers

giant tortoise

500 meters

## Problem 1

Put the animals and their travel distances in order, from the shortest to the longest. Explain or show your reasoning.

## Problem 2

Do you agree with each statement? Explain your reasoning.

1. A giant tortoise can move 2 times as far as a snail can move in a day.

2. A dromedary can move 80 times as far as a giant tortoise can move in a day.

## Activity 2 Big Bottles, Little Bottles

Here are six water bottle sizes and four clues about the amount of water they each hold.

• One bottle holds 350 mL.

• A bottle in size B holds 5 times as much water as a bottle that holds 1 L.

• The largest bottle holds 20 times the amount of water in the smallest bottle.

• A 1,500 mL bottle holds 3 times as much water as a bottle in size E.

Use the clues to find out the amount of water, in mL, that each bottle size holds. Be prepared to explain or show your reasoning.

A: mL

C: mL

E: mL

B: mL

D: mL

F: mL

## Problem 1

A tuna fish can swim 200 kilometers in a day.

1. The camel travels 40 kilometers in a day. How many times farther does the tuna fish travel than the camel?

2. The giant tortoise travels 500 meters in a day. How many kilometers is that?

3. How many times as far as the giant tortoise does the tuna fish travel?