The game of Measure It Out! has students converting between metric measurements, and/or converting between customary measurements. The teacher has control of what type of measurement conversions are being used, so the game is versatile for multiple levels! (See the standards listed below for each grade.) This fun and interactive game is perfect for practice and review. Play as a whole class, in pairs, in centers or stations, or individually.
Basically, a round of the game goes like this: A conversion is decided (usually by the teacher), such as, "from cm to mm." A student then rolls two dice to determine the number he or she will be converting from cm to mm. Then the student's partner rolls and converts their own rolled number. The partners then compare their new measurements and determine the winner of that round. A new round is then started with new measurement units to convert.
Their are many extensions/ extra ideas of how to play listed in the instructions.
Included: A student game board, detailed teacher instructions, a teacher cheat sheet, and a detailed example scenario. The only extra materials you'll need are dice (one per student).
5th Grade: "Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m)." 5.MD.A.1
6th Grade: "Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities." 6.RP.A.3d