Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

Reason abstractly and quantitatively

Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Model with mathematics

Use appropriate tools strategically

Attend to precision

Look for and make use of structure

Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Current Math Objective

In Module 7, this unit focuses on customary measurement units (gallons, pints, yards, etc.). Students decompose them, convert them, and strengthen their sense of what each customary unit represents. Two-column tables are an important organizational tool that helps students see how the larger and smaller units relate to each other, as well as what a “unit” means in each situation, e.g., 16 ounces = 1 pound.

Two-column tables also reappear as organizational tools in later years, such as when students learn simple linear functions and use the tables to calculate coordinate pairs. In this module, the structure of the table is provided for students in order to scaffold their learning, to record the conversion from larger to smaller units, and to see the multiplicative relationship between two units of measurement.