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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

Unit Converter
A comprehensive online tool for converting measuring units.
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

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.
www.kidsmathgamesonline.com/geometry/measurement.html

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.

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.