Build students' understanding of customary and metric units of length with these two winter-themed games. These bingo-style games will help your students practice identifying equivalent measures and better understand the relationship between inches, feet, and yards and millimeters, centimeters, and meters.
The games address Common Core Math Standards in Grades 4 and 5 within the domain of Measurement and Data –
• Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. 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. (4.MD.1)
• Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system. (5.MD.1)
Included in this product are:
• teacher directions
• student directions
• student journal insert
• two different gameboards
• corresponding spinners for each gameboard
• recording sheet
• two different student worksheets
• worksheet answer keys
Simply provide two-color tokens and students are ready to play either of the two games. One gameboard/spinner features customary measures of length and the others use metric measures of length. The provided journal insert visually demonstrates the relationship between the different units and can be used by students as a reference as they play. A recording sheet, which requires students to write equations showing the relationship between the lengths they spun and covered, allows you to see students' thinking while they play.
Also included are two student worksheets you can use to assess student understanding of the concepts they practice in the game. The worksheets ask students to identify equivalent lengths and then solve a problem that requires comparison of different lengths. Use the worksheets as a post-assessment after your instruction, or use them as pre- and post-assessments, giving them before and after your instruction to see the growth in your students' understanding of measures of length.
For additional practice with these same measurement concepts, check out my Measuring Up task cards –
Measuring Up – customary & metric length task cards
These games and worksheets are also available in a bundle with the task cards –
Measuring Up – customary & metric length games, task cards, printables bundle
I hope these resources are helpful to you! – Dennis McDonald