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Measuring - list of online games and tutorials
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.
Easy Unit Converter
A comprehensive online tool for converting measuring units.
Measuring Units Worksheets
Generate free printable worksheets for conversions between measuring units (length, weight, volume). Both customary and metric units included.
Units of Measurement Quizzes
Quizzes for area, distance, volume, and mass - both metric and English systems.
Architecture and math resources. Students learn estimation, measuring skills, proportion, and ratios by hand-drafting a floor plan of their classroom to scale.
LENGTH & WEIGHT
Inchy Picnic Game
Measure with a ruler to find how many inches Andy Ant needs to go.
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.
Practice measuring lines with either centimeters or inches. Multiple choice questions.
Sal's Sub Shop
Customers order subs, and you need to cut them to the given measurements - sometimes in metric units, sometimes in inches.
Reading a Tape Measure Worksheets
Worksheet generator - you can choose to which accuracy to measure, inches, or inches & feet.
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.
THE METRIC SYSTEM
BBC Skillswise Measuring
Short videos, games, and quizzes on length, weight, and capacity (metric units).
An online activity about metric measuring units and how to read scales, measuring cup, and a ruler. Uses British spelling.
Metric puzzles and quizzes
Crossword puzzles, word seaches, and quizzes about metric units. Free printable PDF files.
Worksheets and lesson plans: Measures
These worksheets are in PDF or doc form, and cover measuring & estimating with metric measures, and conversions between some metric measures.
The Metric Units Tutorial—Metric Number line
A tutorial of the common metric unit prefixes, and a way 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 converseions between metric measures, US measures, and metric vs. US measures.
Measure-Matic is a software that teaches students to learn to read either an English and Metric ruler. Includes several levels of difficulty and even architectural rulers. The English ruler will show the decimal equivalence of a fraction and percentage of a decimal. The software is easy to use. Free trial download available.
Geometry Calculator for Mac. Work out all the measurements (area, perimeter, sides, angles, etc) of 2D and 3D shapes.
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.
Times Tales is now on DVD
The fast, FUN, and easy way to learn multiplication. Learn the upper times tales in two sittings using mnemonic stories.