Based on teacher observation and data from the past Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests, we saw a need to address the problems students are having with measurement. One of the main things students struggle with is conversions within the metric and customary systems. Under the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), conversions will be assessed under Reporting Category 4 (Measurement). In order to help both students and teachers in this area, we have developed a way for students to practice making conversions that is fun and interactive.
This teacher-friendly resource helps students learn/practice math measurement -- both customary and metric. The collection of 20 puzzles includes conversions for length, capacity and volume, mass and weight, time and mixed practice.
The set includes: Introduction, directions for students, directions/tips for teachers and printables(conversion chart, 20 word problem templates, 20 puzzle grids, 20 answer keys).
Note: Odd Puzzles 1-9 involve simple conversions. Even puzzles 2-10 involve complex conversions. Puzzles 13 & 14 involve simple conversions. Puzzles 15 & 16 involve complex conversions.