ICANyons Parent Toolkit for Fifth Grade Mathematics
Measurement and Data: I CAN...
Standard
Solve problems using measurement conversions.

Core Standard5.MD.1. Convert among different  sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multistep, real world problems.
5.MD.2. Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally. 
In Other WordsStudents will be able to convert within the metric and customary systems.
Students will be able to make, read and solve problems using line plots, including line plots that represent fractional amounts. A line plot is a type of graph with a number line across the bottom and X's to show amounts in each column. 
If Mastered5.MD.1 There are some online practice games your child can use as a cumulative review of this concept to keep the conversions mastered.
Online Practice Games (scroll down to measurement) You can also look for examples of measurement conversions in real life  there are many in cooking and household projects. Have students solve type of problem: A fifth grade class is running a 5K race. The class will begin practicing to increase their endurance, starting with 1,500 meters and adding 500 meters each week. How many weeks will it take to be ready for the race? 5.MD.2 Have your child use this site to create their own line plots and analyze the data. 
If Not Yet Mastered5.MD.1 With parental support review the following tutorials:
Tutorial 1 Tutorial 2 With parental support students can practice the following problems: Problem 1 Problem 2 Problem 3 Problem 4 5.MD.2 Find a collection of items of different lengths around the house, measure them and plot their lengths on a line plot. Here is an online tutorial for line plots. 
Standard
Solve problems in all operations using line plots.

Core Standard5.MD.2. Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Use operations on fractions for this grade to solve problems involving information presented in line plots. For example, given different measurements of liquid in identical beakers, find the amount of liquid each beaker would contain if the total amount in all the beakers were redistributed equally.

In Other WordsStudents will be able to make, read and solve problems using line plots, including fractional amounts. A line plot is a graph that displays data as points above a number line.

If MasteredHave your child use this site to create their own line plots and analyze the data.

If Not Yet MasteredFind a collection of items of different lengths around the house, measure them and plot their lengths on a line plot. Here is an online tutorial for line plots.
Please see this website for an additional activity. 
StandardUnderstand and measure volume.

Core Standard5.MD.3. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement. a) A cube with side length 1 unit, called a “unit cube,” is said to have “one cubic unit” of volume, and can be used to measure volume. b) A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units.
5.MD.4 Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units. 5.MD.5 Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume. a) Find the volume of a right rectangular prism with wholenumber side lengths by packing it with unit cubes, and show that the volume is the same as would be found by multiplying the edge lengths, equivalently by multiplying the height by the area of the base. Represent threefold wholenumber products as volumes, e.g., to represent the associative property of multiplication. b) Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with wholenumber edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems. c) Recognize volume as additive. Find volumes of solid figures composed of two nonoverlapping right rectangular prisms by adding the volumes of the nonoverlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems. 
In Other WordsStudents will be able to tell what a rectangular prism is and how to measure its volume (the amount of space inside). Students will be able to break a shape down into rectangular prisms to figure the volume.

If MasteredGather boxes from around the house. Calculate their volume. Build a shape with the boxes and figure the volume of the new shape. For a more complex volume interactive click here.

If Not Yet MasteredThe following interactives will be helpful in providing additional practice with parent support: For a basic practice interactive click here.
Practice Game Practice Game 