I have a daughter that loves anything to do with math! I am quite blessed, because my other children did not enjoy it as much. One of her favorite things right now is learning about measurements. She loves to measure everything, and she really loves spouting off the liquid measurements she has memorized. Kids that are not math inclined can be extremely frustrated by measurements, especially when it comes time to learn how to convert them.
There are so many types of measurements that we will need to learn how to convert in our lifetime. If you have a child that is looking at a career field that is heavy in math and science, this is going to be very important. Converting can be confusing because there are so many types and things that need to be converted and memorized.
There are English to metric conversions, and metric to English conversions. They will need to learn how to convert fractions, square roots, temperatures, speed and more. Then there are the classic kitchen measurements we are all so familiar with and use in our everyday lives.
This is where cheat sheets are very beneficial. When you have a visual chart in front of you it helps to solidify it in your brain when you look at the answer. If you use them often, pretty soon you will start to memorize the most common ones and you won’t need to use them as much.
I have rounded up some popular FREE Printables and Cheat Sheets you can use with your children to help them with these skills:
Kitchen Measurement Conversion Sheets:
These are great to print out and keep in the kitchen. They would be good to use to teach life skills, and to do some math lessons while you are cooking. They would be great to keep in a home-economics or cooking folder for your older children as well!
We have also created some pretty incredible cheat sheets and helps. These would be perfect to keep in a math binder for your children to reference whenever they need them:
This free packet has 25 printable reference tables that will help your children learn how to convert:
- fractions and decimals
- squares and square roots
- kitchen measure
- dry measure
- liquid measure
This packet of worksheets will help your children to learn the English and Metric measurements for weight, length, liquid and dry measurements, area, temperature and speed.
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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