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How Much Does It Measure? Match-Up Activity (Mixed Units of Measurement)

PDF | 9 pages|Grades: 3 - 5

A set of 24 match-up cards to reinforce a range of measurement concepts.

Use this hands-on teaching resource to review your students’ understanding of length, mass, capacity, temperature, volume, and area.It would make a perfect addition to your collection of math and science games!

Make me a match!

This match-up game contains two different types of cards: picture cards and measurement cards. The picture cards must be matched to the exact measurement in order to make a pair. For example:

  • the length of blank ant = 1 cm
  • the capacity of a mug = 8 fl oz
  • the mass of child = 45 lbs
  • the temperature of a refrigerator = 36 degrees Fahrenheit
  • the area of a smartphone screen = 100 square centimeters
  • the volume of a bar of soap = 12 cubic inches

One resource, multiple possibilities…

This versatile resource can be used for a range of whole class, group/pair, or individual activities.

  • Whole class – provide each student with a card, then have the students find their ‘measurement match’. For an extra challenge, make the activity a race, or ask the students to complete the task in silence!
  • Groups or pairs – allow the students to use the cards to play a variety of card games, such as ‘Memory’, ‘Snap’, and ‘Go Fish’.
  • Individual – allow the students to work individually to match the picture cards with the measurement cards.

Need something easier?

For students requiring review of earlier measurement concepts, use the Length, Mass, and Capacity version of this resource:

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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