Lesson 13 Multi-step Measurement Problems with Fractions

    • Let’s solve multi-step measurement problems.

Warm-up True or False: Some Number Times a Fraction

Decide whether each statement is true or false. Be prepared to explain your reasoning.

Activity 1 Info Gap: Noah’s School Day

image of a student washing hands on the left and brushing teeth on the right
image of a student doing hw on the left and playing soccer on the right
Problem Card.

Activity 2 Info Gap: Noah’s School Day

Your teacher will give you either a problem card or a data card. Do not show or read your card to your partner.

Information Gap routine directions for problem card student and data card student.

Pause here so your teacher can review your work.

Ask your teacher for a new set of cards and repeat the activity, trading roles with your partner.

Activity 3 Shopping List

Here are six ingredients that a shopper bought and some clues about each quantity.

The items are listed in order of weight, from least to greatest.

  • The heaviest item weighs 4 times the weight of tofu.

  • One ingredient weighs pound.

  • The item that weighs 10 pounds is 10 times the weight of shrimp.

  • The carrots are 3 times as heavy as the shrimp.

  • The carrots are 2 times as heavy as the tapioca flour.

  • Brown rice weighs 20 times as much as the weight of noodles.

photograph of tofu

Use the clues to find out the weight of each ingredient in both pounds and ounces.




rice noodles


tapioca flour



brown rice

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Han makes sparkling juice by mixing 1.5 liters of juice and 500 milliliters of sparkling water.

  1. How many milliliters of sparkling juice did Han make?

  2. How many times more juice did Han use than sparkling water?