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Matthew Metric – A Metric and Standard Conversions Game

This game is available in classroom tournament format. Click to learn more!

Game Instruction:

  • Step 1.) Read the client order. An example client order may read ” I’ll have 21 decimeters of blueberry gum, and 101 centimeters of apple gum.” Begin converting to conventional metric units. 21 decimeters = 1 meter + 1 meter + 1 decimeter.
  • Step 2.) Start with the first item in the client order “21 decimeters of blueberry gum”. Select 1 meter from the “metric size” menu, then select “blueberry” from the “gum flavours” menu. Click on the machine. The machine will send one meter of blueberry gum to the bag. Repeat the above process one more time (making two total meters). Finally, select 1 decimeter from the “metric size” menu, then blueberry from the “gum flavours” window and click on the machine. Now, you have converted 21 decimeters to 2 meters and one decimeter.
  • Step 3.) Repeat the above processes with the remainder of the client order.
  • Step 4.) Click “send” when the order is completed.