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Converting Customary Measurements Game (Using a 2-column conversion table): Are you working with your students on the following standard: 4.MD.A.1 "Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. ." If so, using this game is a great way to reinforce the standard.
This game includes some of the most common metric measurement conversions. Ex. liters to milliliters, grams to milligrams, centimeters to meters, kilometers to meters.
What is included in this metric measurement game pack? There is a black and white game board titled "Convert It!". The game board includes a fun patterned background and clip art. An answer key is provided for teammates to check answers.
How does the converting measurements game work? Students will roll, solve, and then go. On a student's turn, they will roll the dice one time. They will then move that many spaces. Students will land on a space that has a letter. They will then read the problem on the space they landed. They will then convert the measurement. For example, they may be asked to solve "5 km = ____ m". If they get it right, they get to move ahead one more space. If they miss it, they move back 2 spaces. The first one to the end wins the game.
NOTE: I have also included a conversion two-column table helper. For me in my class, I will probably have a printed copy for each student so they can write on it while playing the game. They should be able to find a 2-column table on the sheet that matches their game problem and then use it to help solve.
What materials do you need to play the game? You will need a dice, game markers, the included game board, and the answer key. There is an optional 2-column helper sheet.
What are some of the metric measurements included on the board?
How many kids can play? You will need at least 2 players. I typically don't have more than 4 play one of my games, but you can use a number that works best for your class.
What prep does the game take? I created this metric conversion game with easy prep in mind. It prints in black and white. There are 2 pages needed for the game. An optional third page (the 2-column helper page) can also be used. You can laminate the pages, but I do not. There isn't any cutting involved. This converting measurements game is pretty much print and go.
How can I use this math game in my classroom? This metric measurement conversion game will work perfectly for math workshop. It can be used as a center activity as you work it into your math rotations, for a Friday game day, or even for early finishers. It's also perfect to use for review before a unit test or even pull it out before state testing as a test prep activity toward the end of the year. Use this game in your classroom however you would like. Sometimes I send the game home for a homework assignment, and in this case they get to play with a parent. :-)
**Please, ... if you are unsure about anything with the game or you have questions, I would appreciate if you send me a message before purchasing. I want you to be happy with the activity. :-) Thank you.**
Also, if you ever see that I made a mistake or an error on the answer key, please allow me a chance to get it corrected for you. I can usually do so very quickly. I have two sets of eyes look at everything, but we might miss something here or there. Not much, but it can happen. Thank you ahead of time! It is greatly appreciated. Just send me a message on my Q and A, and I will get it taken care of.
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