Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
MA.4.MD. Measurement and Data
4.MD.A. Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
4.MD.A.3. Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real-world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor. (Note: When finding areas of rectangular regions answers will be in square units. For example, the area of a 1 cm x 1 cm rectangular region will be 1 square centimeter (1 cm^2, students are not expected to use this notation.) When finding the perimeter of a rectangular region answers will be in linear units. For example, the perimeter of the region is: 1cm + 1cm + 1cm +1cm = 4 cm or 2(1cm) + 2(1cm) = 4 cm).