This measurement chart is a good reference aid for word problems involving converting volume, length or temperature units from one system to the other. Values are shown on one scale in both customary and metric systems. Great for kitchen measurement and cooking too!
PLEASE GO BACK AND USE THE BIG BLUE 'PRINT' BUTTON ON THE PAGE TO PRINT THE WORKSHEET CORRECTLY!
Sorry for the trouble! The browser won't print the embedded worksheet PDF directly using the normal 'Print' command in the file menu, so you need to click the big 'Print' button to send just the worksheet and not the surrounding page to the printer.
Measurement Chart for Word Problems
Measurement systems are a common part of word problems, and being able to convert between metric and customary units of measurement is an important math skill that kids need to pick up as early as fourth grade.
This measurement chart lays out common measurements in both metric (SI system) and customary units in the same scale, allowing kids to more easily visualize where day-to-day values relate to each other regardless of the units.
Volume Measurement Chart Features
The section on volume measurement is very useful for converting kitchen measurements, and even if you're working entirely in the world of quarts and tablespoons, you'll easily see how different units combine to form larger volumes like pints, quarts and gallons.
Length and Distance Measurement Chart Features
Measurement of length and distance is a common feature of word problems, and converting distance measurements between metric and customary units is another regular feature of 4th and 5th grade homework.
This measurement chart lists feet, meters, yards, kilometers and miles all in one progression, and gives the conversions between each. This allows kids to see not only how individual units within one measurement system progress, but puts their relationships to units in the other system in a familiar context.
When solving word problems and checking whether an answer or strategy is reasonable, having this basic 'ballpark' sense of whether a unit is appropriate or not is a good starting point. If you've repeated over and over again that a meter is roughly the same length as a yard, you can use this anchor chart as backup!
Temperature Measurement Chart Features
The temperature chart provides conversion between Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin in the context of each other. By referencing common temperature points (freezing and boiling point of water, body temperature, room temperature) makes these temperature scales more accesible to kids, and helps students see the relationship between them.