List of online measurement games
This is an annotated list of online games, activities, and worksheets related to measuring in elementary grades. I have tried to choose only the best websites, to make sure these resources are truly useful for my site visitors!
A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
Explains the common measuring systems and has lots of background info of their history.
BBC Bitesize Measures
Short revision (review) "bites" with some activities and short tests for middle school level (metric units only). Topics include measures, perimeter, area, volume, and time.
Online lessons with interactive exercises on metric prefixes, symbols, number values, metric mass, length, volume, US length and volume, and temperature conversions.
Measuring Units Worksheets
Generate free printable worksheets for conversions between measuring units (length, weight, volume). Both customary and metric units included.
Architecture and math resources. Students learn estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.
A self-teaching worktext for 1st - 3rd grade that covers measuring length, weight, volume, and temperature, in both customary and measuring units. The book includes lots of hands-on projects.
Download ($4.85). Also available as a printed copy.
The Ruler Game
Choose between whole inches, half-inches, quarters, eighths, or sixteenth parts of an inch to measure. Click on the given measurement on a ruler. Timed or not timed versions available.
Measurement Game for Kids
Measure the length and weight of various parcels using the interactive scales and ruler so you can give them a stamp with the correct postage rate. Uses grams and centimeters.
You can illustrate a variety of measuring devices, such as scales, measuring cup, thermometer, and spedometer, and how to read them. Generate examples using different scales on different devices at the press of a button.
Weigh objects on this virtual balance scale, using weights of 10 g, 50 g, 250 g, and 500 g.
Place bunnies on the balance until it is even.
A self-teaching worktext for 4th - 6th grade that covers time, temperature, length, weight, and volume, in both customary and measuring units, concentrating on conversions between units.
Download ($5.75). Also available as a printed copy.
An online activity about metric measuring units and how to read scales, measuring cup, and a ruler. Uses British spelling.
The Metric Number line
A tutorial for how to convert between metric units using a "metric unit number line," which visually shows you how many steps you need to move the decimal point.
Metric Conversion Chart
A printable measuring units conversion chart for your reference. Includes conversions between metric measures, US measures, and metric vs. US measures.
MB-Ruler - a triangular ruler for the computer screen
MB-Ruler is a software that helps you to measure distances and angles on the computer screen, such as distances on a map or angles in any image. It has a ruler and a protractor, which are almost transparent over the image you are working with.
Price: Free for non-commercial use.