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# 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!

## GENERAL

**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.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/maths/measures/

**Conversion Quizzes - ThatQuiz.org**

A customizable online quiz about conversions between measuring units. The options include both metric and customary systems and six different difficulty levels.

www.thatquiz.org/tq-n/science/metric-system/

**Measurements**

Online lessons with interactive exercises on metric prefixes, symbols, number values, metric mass, length, volume, US length and volume, and temperature conversions.

www.aaamath.com/B/mea.htm

**Easy Unit Converter**

A comprehensive online tool for converting measuring units.

www.easyunitconverter.com

**Gallon man**

Gallon man is a visual aid that helps students learn visually the relationships or conversion factors between gallons, quarts, pints, and cups.

/interactives/gallon_man.php

**Interactive Thermometer**

Children can practice reading the thermometer or the teacher can show on interactive whiteboard how to read a thermometer. You can display 1, 2, or 3 thermometers at the same time: a round outside thermometer, a regular outside thermometer, and a thermometer for measuring body temperature (such as fever). All thermometers show Fahrenheit degrees.

/interactives/thermometer.php

**Key to Measurements Workbooks**

*Key to Measurement* workbooks include a variety of hands-on experiences related to the customary units of measurement. Group projects are included in addition to numerous individual activities. In Book 1, students learn how a linear measurement system is developed and then do activities related to measuring length. Book 2 focuses on length, perimeter, and area measures. In Book 3, the concept of area is further developed, and students are introduced to volume. Book 4 covers a variety of topics. Students experiment with weighing objects and measuring capacity, and they also learn about temperature and time.

**Worksheets for Customary Measuring Units**

A large variety of free printable worksheets for conversions between customary measuring units in grades 2-7, in PDF and html format.

/worksheets/measuring-customary.php

**Worksheets for Metric Measuring Units**

A large variety of free printable worksheets for conversions between metric measuring units in grades 2-7, in PDF and html format.

/worksheets/measuring-metric.php

**Units of Measurement Quizzes**

Quizzes for area, distance, volume, and mass - both metric and English systems.

www.quiz-tree.com/Units_of_Measurement_main.html

**Math-Kitecture.com**

Architecture and math resources. Students learn estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.

www.math-kitecture.com

**Math Mammoth Measuring 1**

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. Available both as an inexpensive download ($4.85) and also as a printed copy.

www.mathmammoth.com/measuring_1.php

## LENGTH & WEIGHT

**Inchy Picnic Game**

Measure with a ruler to find how many inches Andy Ant needs to go.

www.fuelthebrain.com/Game/play.php?ID=4

**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.

www.rulergame.net

**Measure It!**

Practice measuring lines with either centimeters or inches. Multiple choice questions.

www.funbrain.com/measure

**Sal's Sub Shop **

Customers order subs, and you need to cut them to the given measurements - sometimes in metric units, sometimes in inches.

www.mrnussbaum.com/sal.htm

**Reading a Tape Measure Worksheets**

Worksheet generator - you can choose to which accuracy to measure, inches, or inches & feet.

themathworksheetsite.com/read_tape.html

**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.

www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/geometry/measurement.html

**Reading Scales**

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.

www.teacherled.com/2008/01/28/reading-scales

**Reading Scales**

Weigh objects on this virtual balance scale, using weights of 10 g, 50 g, 250 g, and 500 g.

www.teacherled.com/resources/oldscales/oldscalesload.html

**Bunny Balance**

Place bunnies on the balance until it is even.

www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/games/bunnybalance.html

**Math Mammoth Measuring 2**

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. Available as an affordable download ($6.80) and also as a printed copy.

www.mathmammoth.com/measuring_2.php

## THE METRIC SYSTEM

**BBC Skillswise Measuring**

Short videos, games, and quizzes on length, weight, and capacity (metric units).

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic-group/measuring

**Measures**

An online activity about metric measuring units and how to read scales, measuring cup, and a ruler. Uses British spelling.

www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/measures

**Metric puzzles and quizzes**

Crossword puzzles, word seaches, and quizzes about metric units. Free printable PDF files.

lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/puzzles

**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.

www.wikihow.com/Convert-Within-Metric-Measurements

**Metric Conversion Chart**

A printable measuring units conversion chart for your reference. Includes conversions between metric measures, US measures, and metric vs. US measures.

www.quizzes.cc/metric-conversion-charts.php

**Software**

**Geo-Calc**

Geometry Calculator for Mac. Work out all the measurements (area, perimeter, sides, angles, etc) of 2D and 3D shapes.

**Price:** $14.99

www.baldgeeks.com/geocalc.htm

**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.

www.markus-bader.de/MB-Ruler

**Key to Measurements Workbooks**

*Key to Measurement* workbooks include a variety of hands-on experiences related to the customary units of measurement. Group projects are included in addition to numerous individual activities. In Book 1, students learn how a linear measurement system is developed and then do activities related to measuring length. Book 2 focuses on length, perimeter, and area measures. In Book 3, the concept of area is further developed, and students are introduced to volume. Book 4 covers a variety of topics. Students experiment with weighing objects and measuring capacity, and they also learn about temperature and time.