# These 10 Puzzles are The Perfect Unit Conversion Activity

Need a Unit Conversion activity? These 10 puzzles have children figuring out liquid equivalences (gallons to quarts), metric equivalences (cm to m), and US conversions such as inches to feet.

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It really is a simple goal!

Memorize liquid, metric, and linear equivalences.

But it isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of numbers and a lot of units to focus on. Sooooo we are doing a lot of unit conversion activities.

We started off creating a gallon man to help us remember liquid equivalents.

Then we have had lots of fun playing games to drive those facts home a little more.

And today, we will be putting together some puzzles to see if we really are memorizing these important facts.

## Prep Work –

With just a little cutting, you will have your unit conversion activity up and ready to go.

- First, print off the puzzles on card stock paper.
- Next, cut out and laminate.
- Finally, place them in an expandable file folder to keep them safe until it is time to use them.

C-Line 13-Pocket Poly Expanding File, 10 x 5 Inches, Junior Size for Receipts and Checks, Includes Tabs, 1 File, Color May Vary (58710)Neenah Astrobrights Premium Color Card Stock, 65 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, Stardust White

## Types of Puzzles

The first set of puzzles focus on liquid equivalences. There are actually five of these. One has a gallon at the top, and the children have to figure out all the measurements that equal a gallon. But there are also puzzles that have quarts, pints, etc at the top so children can focus on what equals a pint.

There are two puzzles for US conversions. One has children finding equivalences for 1 mile and the other for 1 yard.

And then we move into metric conversions. There is a puzzle for kilometers and one for kilograms.

## Directions For Unit Conversion Activity –

So the directions are pretty simple……have children put the puzzles back together with measurements that equal each other.

But there are so many ways you can have children do this.

- First, and probably easiest would be to place them in a center and let the kiddos figure out how to put them together.
- Give each student in your class a piece of the puzzle and have them find the other classmates that will allow them to put their puzzle together.
- Another option involves a little tape and a lot of teamwork. Simply tape a puzzle piece to the backs of students. The students then have to direct each other to the group they belong in.
- For a final option, make enough copies for each group in your classroom to have a set. The students can compete to see who can get all of them put together the quickest.

I hope you and your student enjoy these unit conversion activities!

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