Help build your students' understanding of the relationship between standard units of liquid capacity with this simple game.
This game addresses 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)
Students will use proportionally-sized pieces to see how cups, pints, quarts, and gallons relate to each other, as well as how an amount using one unit can be converted into an equivalent amount using a different unit.
This game comes with a game mat, a spinner, a recording sheet, and game pieces that represent cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.
Students spin the spinner and use cup pieces to begin to build a gallon on the game mat. As the game progresses, they trade pieces of one size for pieces of a larger size, recording their conversions in the form of an equation. The players' goal is to build two complete gallons.
This set also includes a mat and piece templates that are not colored but simply outlines. If you don't want to use up your color printer ink, or if you don't have access to a color printer - then print out the piece outlines, and print each piece on a different color of paper. For instance, print the gallon pieces on white paper, the quart pieces on gold paper, the pint pieces on green paper, and the cup pieces on green paper. This way, the pieces are distinct, but you don't need color ink!