Problem solving is typically an area that does not get as much attention as it should. Many times we get caught up with making sure our students know how to do the conversions with measurements, but do not give them the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a real world setting, such as through problem solving. We tend to shy away, thinking that the problems are too hard. We do our students a great disservice by not giving them opportunities to use what they have learned in a meaningful way. I am always surprised to find that my students know more than what I think they do, and I’m amazed at how they are able to puzzle through even the most challenging problems.
This set of 30 task cards has both one step operations as well as multi-step operations involving both customary units and metric units. Some problems are fairly straightforward, while others are a bit challenging. These cards make it easy to differentiate for your learners, as you can assign the cards based on your student’s abilities.
You can use these with your whole class in group settings, or assign them based on student ability. They also can be used as a math center activity.
Answer key is included.