Lesson Plan: Miles and Kilometers Mathematics

This lesson plan includes the objectives and prerequisites of the lesson teaching students how to convert between miles and kilometers.


Students will be able to

  • understand that 5 miles is approximately 8 kilometers,
  • convert between miles and kilometers, with and without models,
  • complete conversion tables,
  • draw and interpret a simple conversion graph.


Students should already be familiar with

  • recognizing that miles and kilometers are used to measure distances,
  • multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers,
  • multiplying and dividing decimals by whole numbers.

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