This is a great Halloween activity for students learning to convert between metric length units.
Objective: This activity tests students on converting between the different metric length units: millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, meters, kilometers.
Standard: This puzzle is aligned with the following fifth grade common core standard:
CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.A.1—Convert among different sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.
To complete the puzzle the students must match up the equivalent length units. For example, one piece will say 250 mm on one side so the student will match it up with the piece that says 25 cm.
Nine versions of the puzzle are included, each with a varying number of end of year/summer graphics. Three puzzles contain 4 graphics, three contain 9 graphics, and three contain a graphic on each individual piece. As the number of graphics increases, so does the difficulty allowing for differentiation amongst ability groups. The puzzles vary in the graphics and not the conversion problems.
Directions: Print out the gameboard on cardstock and have it laminated . Cut out the sixteen pieces and pass them out to individual students or to a group of students. The students must match up the equivalent units to complete the 4 x 4 Grid. There are two versions of the puzzle included.
What has been successful for us is to give points for correctly completing the puzzle, and extra credit points for the first few groups that finish. The Roman numerals are there so that you can quickly check for accuracy.
Be sure to check out our Elementary and Holiday Seasonal Puzzles Bundle
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Also, if you are more interested in a 5th grade concentrated bundle, be sure to check out our 5th (Fifth) Grade Common Core Activities Bundle
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Operations and Algebraic Thinking Activities
U.S. Customary Length Unit Conversion Puzzle
Metric System Length Unit Conversion Puzzle
Adding Fractions Puzzle
Subtracting Fractions Puzzle
St. Patrick's Day US Customary Length Unit Conversion Puzzle