Cans of Paint

5.NF.6 – Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.

5.MD.1 – Convert among different-sized measurement units within a given measurement system.


Act 1

What do you notice?  What do you wonder?

Focus question – How many quarts or gallons are there in the stack of cans?


Act 2


Act 3

Red – 43 ½ qts 

Green – 51 5/8 qts 

Blue – 14 ½ qts

 Total –   = 109 5/8 qts = 27 7/8 gallons