I use this when we begin working on measurement to familiarize my students with the different terms used for customary and metric measurements. Run the cards off on different colored paper for each group or individual. Day one we read the book, “How Long or How Wide ” and then discuss the different types of measurements we use. I then have students work in table groups to sort the measurements by customary and metric. We build on this each day by adding to the challenge using the challenge cards included. Use this again in a station to give your students more opportunity to become familiar with the basic terms.
These cards would be great for a word wall, too! I have also included a poster to help kids choose the right operation for converting these measurements. This is the first step towards students being successful with converting measurement.
This set includes:
Cards for both Metric and Customary Measurements
Cards for the Measurement Categories
3 Challenge Cards
Poster Page to help students remember how to choose the right operation
Practice Page /Quiz for choosing the right operation
Teks Supported by these activities include:
4.8 Geometry and measurement. The student applies mathematical process standards to select appropriate customary and metric units, strategies, and tools to solve problems involving measurement.
4.8(A) identify relative sizes of measurement units within the customary and metric systems
4.8(B) convert measurements within the same measurement system, customary or metric, from a smaller unit
into a larger unit or a larger unit into a smaller unit when given other equivalent measures represented in a table