Engage your students with a lively board game while practicing how to convert customary and metric units of length.
Convert Customary Units of Length (and Metric Too!)
Teach Starter has created a board game that features 36 playing cards and is designed to help students convert units of length (both metric and customary). Players use the cards to answer questions about converting lengths, and the first to reach the finish line wins. Questions include:
- Standard conversion practice
- Comparing measurements within the same system (i.e., Compare 9 m and 9 cm)
- Yes or No questions
- Word problems
The game can be played by individuals or small groups, making it a versatile tool for classroom use. The cards cover a wide range of conversion problems, ensuring that students will encounter and master all the key concepts. Whether you are looking for a fun way to practice measurement conversion during your unit or revisiting this topic during a review session, this board game will spark some friendly competition amongst your students while practicing how to convert different units of measurement.
The goal of this board game is to provide a fun and interactive way to practice and reinforce how to convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
Use this board game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a math center activity.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
For students who need extra support, invite them to reference posters, such as our Metric Units of Measurement Poster Pack or Customary Units of Measurement Poster Pack.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
For students who need a challenge, encourage students to create an additional conversion. As an example, is students are required to convert between centimeters and meters, encourage them to find the number of millimeters for the problem.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. An answer key is also included with this download.
Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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