Teaching Resource

Measurement Conversion Scoot Game

PDF | 6 pages|Grades: 5 - 6

A set of 24 measurement conversion task cards to use as a whole class scoot activity.

Use this whole class activity to review or reinforce measurement conversions within the customary and metric systems while still being active.

How to play a Scoot Game: 

  1. Print out the task cards and student recording sheet. Cut out the task cards and place one card on each desk or tape on the walls around the room. Make sure the cards are placed an equal distance apart and in order from 1–24.
  2. Give each student a recording sheet to write their answers on. Assign each student a number (1–24) as their starting card.
  3. Provide an allotted amount of time for students to answer each card. Make sure to remind students to write their answer in the numbered box that matches the number on their card. Only 1 student in the room will begin writing their answers starting at #1. When time for each card is up, use a signal (e.g. blow a whistle, ring a bell, clap your hands, flick the lights on and off) to tell the students to move to the next card.
  4. Students will move in the same direction and follow numerical order, e.g. if a student is at card #5, they will move to card #6 when the teacher gives the signal.
  5. Play continues until the students return back to the card they started at.

This resource can also be used as a maths rotation activity to reinforce measurement conversion. Simply use them as task cards instead of scoot.

This resource includes:

  • 24 task cards
  • 1 student recording sheet
  • 1 answer key.

Use the drop-down arrow to choose between the colour or black and white version.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Tom Moran

Great game, but why are imperial measurements included?

Tom Moran · Aug 24th, 2020

Stephanie (Teach Starter)

Hi there Tom, thank you for your comment. We have included imperial units in this resource as there is an Australian Curriculum elaboration under Measurement and Geometry at Year 5 which encourages students to ‘investigate alternative measures of scale to demonstrate that these vary between countries and change over time, for example temperature measurement in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and USA’. There is also a ‘metric units only’ version of this resource which I have now made the default download, based on your feedback. Thank you again for your comment, and have a wonderful day!

Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Aug 25th, 2020

Tamara Williams

I love scoot games, especially to assess. Can you make some for younger years please? I teach year 1 and 2

Tamara Williams · Jul 7th, 2020


Hi Tamara

Thanks for getting in touch with us!

Might I suggest that you make a new resource request? You can do so on our Requests page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/

Your fellow Teach Starter members can then vote for it and, if it proves popular, we would love to make it for you!

Kind regards


Janeen · Jul 8th, 2020

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