These “mad lib” worksheets are instant math motivators! Each hilarious fill-in story gives kids a fun way to practice solving word problems and build time and measurement skills. Skill topics correlate to the NCTM standards and include standard and metric length, perimeter, area, weight, liquid measures, and time to the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour (including elapsed time) Perfect for partner and small-group learning, day starters, or homework.
The measurement problems in this book emphasize an understanding of both standard and metric measurement units, such as inches, feet, centimeters, meters, cups, quarts, and liters. It’s probably not necessary to have measuring tools such as scales and rulers for everyone, but you may want to have one or two appropriate tools to use for demonstrations and to enable students to prove that their answers are correct. It’s also helpful when students are working on these problems to supply them with individual measurement reference charts showing names of units of measure, abbreviations, and equivalencies. Or, display a poster containing this information for reference.