Measurement Conversion Game

Measurement Conversion Game Activity

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Your child will become the master of quick conversions with this fun card game! Using a deck of cards, she'll test her knowledge of the metric system by converting numbers from centimeters to millimeters. This game is a great way to quickly improve her understanding of the concept of measurement while she practices her multiplication.

What You Need:

  • Deck of cards with the face cards (jacks, queens, and kings) removed
  • 2 or more players

What You Do:

  1. Have your child shuffle the cards and place the deck face down on the table. Tell her that for the purposes of this game aces = 1.
  2. Ask her to flip the first card face up and set it on the table.
  3. The player who can convert the card number from centimeters to millimeters first gets to keep the card. (For example: if the card is 6, everyone races to say "60 millimeters!"  6 cm x 10 = 60 mm.)
  4. Whoever wins the round gets to flip the next card over.
  5. Continue playing until the deck runs out.
Updated on Sep 6, 2013
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