Metric System Jeopardy

This Metric System Jeopardy learning game also includes:

Measure young mathematicians' understanding of the metric system with this fun game of Jeopardy. Covering a variety of topics from unit abbreviations and measurement tools, to performing calculations and unit conversions, this comprehensive resource is an engaging way for learners  to demonstrate their knowledge of this widely used measurement system.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use this resource as a review activity at the end of a math unit on the metric system
  • If playing the game with partners or small groups, provide silent work time for each question before allowing kids to discuss their ideas
  • Create a worksheet or graphic organizer that students can use to record and solve each of the questions
Classroom Considerations

  • When discussing their solutions with a partner or small group, remind the class to speak quietly so their answers are not overheard by others
  • Reduce the stress of having to answer the questions quickly by using fair sticks or a similar method for calling on students
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros

  • Presentation is downloadable as a PowerPoint file, allowing teachers to make changes to meet the needs of their students
  • Large font and contrasting colors are used to make the content on the slides easily visible 
Cons

  • Answers for the Jeopardy questions are not included in the presentation
  • When viewing the presentation, the slides are out of sequence, but this can be corrected with a few revisions