# {FREE} Circus Themed Conversion Worksheets

*Two-column tables.* They seem like such a simple tool, but so much learning can happen when working with them. And today we are going to explore how and why to use two-column tables in math. These are especially useful for comparing units of measurement. These **circus-themed conversion worksheets** will help kids see the connections between **different units of measure** and **standard and metric conversions**.

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*Note: This is a guest post from Rachel of You’ve Got This Math.*

**Larger and Smaller Unit Conversions:**

Two – columns are perfect for comparing and exploring larger and smaller units. All through our lives, we are faced with units that don’t quite match.

We may be faced with a problem of which item is a better cost…but one item is measured in *gallons* and the other in *quarts*. You have to know how many quarts are in a gallon to solve. And if you don’t know that four quarts are in a gallon, you will struggle in finding which one is the better price!

Working through a two-column table gives children the opportunity to practice a certain skill over and over.

For example, if I’m working on a two-table column that focuses on gallons and cups, I’ll get to practice over and over that **16 cups equals 1 gallon**.

I get to practice taking my six gallons and multiplying them by 16 to see that I have 96 cups.

I also can take my 32 cups and realize that there are 2 gallons in 32 cups because of 32 ÷ 16 = 2.

**Using the Conversion Worksheets to Find Equivalents:**

Another benefit of working with two-column charts is that children can work on finding **measurement equivalents**…and this can help them as they face algebra problems in the future.

Two-column charts can help children practice figuring out **what operation is being used** to get the equivalent.

**Seeing Inverse Operations:**

Another benefit of two-column charts is that children get to see and practice **inverse operations**. To work through converting mm to cm, children will be working with the number 10.

They can see that if I have 20 mm I have to divide by 10 to find out how many cm I have…2.

But I **use the inverse to go from cm to mm**. I can take 5 cm, multiply it by 10, and see that 5cm = 50 mm.

**Measurement Conversion Worksheets:**

Since two-column charts have so many uses, I created a **free printable conversion worksheets** to allow your children to work through a few examples.

Each of these worksheets focus on the **relative sizes of measurement**.

**This set of 5 conversion worksheets help kids work on these measurements:**

- Centimeters to millimeters, millimeters to meters, and centimeters to meters
- Inches to feet, feet to yards, and inches to yard
- Cup to gallon, pint to cup, and quart to cup
- Quart to gallon, pint to gallon, and quart to pint
- Ounce to pound, gram to kilogram, and miligram to gram

Now your little ones get all the learning that comes with **two-column charts** and they get to review how to convert all sorts of different units of measurement!

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Enjoy!

**More Measurement Resources to Try: **

- Simple Metric Conversions Game | Easy card game
- Estimation & Measurement Challenge | Exploring volume
- Exploring Measurement in 3rd Grade | Various measurement, area and perimeter ideas

*Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently begun blogging at her page You’ve Got This. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.*