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Here are some practical conversion scenarios for scholars to figure out. They examine an example table converting cents to dollars before completing two of their own. For the first, learners convert weeks to days. Some of these are done for them so they understand the pattern. Next, they complete an entire table converting minutes to hours. Because none of these are done, consider doing one or two of them together to get them started. There are only 10 slots, so be sure they work only in whole numbers up to 10 hours.
Practice converting units of measurement and reading data from a table. Young learners study a conversion table at the top of the page, and use the information about converting units of capacity (ounces, cups, quarts, etc.) to solve the 24 problems. Use this resource as a quiz or as a homework assignment to extend your lesson.
Measurements in customary units and measurements in metric units. How do you convert inches to centimeters? How do you convert centimeters to inches? Have your mathematicians find things in the classroom that are less than a rulers length, have them measure length and width, and then make perimeter calculations. They will make their calculations in both inches and in centimeters.
Students convert between different units of measure. In this lesson plan, students will fill in a table with listed numbers of gigabytes (GB) and megabytes (MB). Students use advertisements from local electronics stores to find the best deals per unit of memory in order to make clear real world connections. This lesson plan includes a clear procedure and necessary worksheets.
Students relate decimals to conversions. In this geometry lesson, students convert metric units to US measurements. They rewrite decimals as fractions and mixed numbers.
Learners examine collective improvisation in jazz music.  In this music arts lesson, students use a video about a popular jazz composer to discuss the idea of collective improvisation.  Learners watch the videos as well as read copies of the dialogue, and discuss the examples of collective improvisation. 
Primary learners play conversation heart bingo in order to write common phrases. They will create a bingo card with common phrases from conversation heart candy. The teacher calls out phrases and the learners cover them with conversation hearts as markers. Modifications are included.
Students explore measuring units by creating cheat sheet style cards.  For this math conversion lesson, students define the different units of measurement and find the correct conversions in order to write them on a flash card.  Students utilize their flash cards to complete several conversion problems.
Students discuss the type of music they listen to and discuss a set of music related words put on the board by the teacher. In this music lesson plan, students work in pairs to discuss words and complete an activity asking questions of classmates who will say yes to a series of questions about music. Students discuss picture prompts of musical instruments and artists and their talent. Extension suggestions are given.
Pupils participate in a conversation in English about money and shopping. For this money and shopping lesson plan, students view questions and vocabulary on the board and use them as they converse.
Students practice speaking more fluently in a conversational way. They are given a variety of scripts with missing parts in order to carry on a more fluent conversation with others. Students can change the flowcharts to help make them more personalized as well as student friendly.
In this conversation about music activity, 6th graders find people who fit the descriptions given for 8 statements about music by asking conversational questions.
Students convert between the metric and standard unit. In this algebra lesson, students identify the equivalent ratio of metric measurements and standard measurements. They solve problems using the correct types of measurement for dry and wet goods.
In this conversation learning exercise, students investigate the names of items in a refrigerator. They practice having a conversation about the location of the items and write answers to 4 questions about items such as peanut butter, salt, and grapes.
Fifth graders access prior knowledge to complete a do now using metric conversion. In this metric conversion lesson, 5th graders will respond to problems and analyze for a possible mnemonic device.
In this online math activity, learners make conversions between days, weeks, hours, minutes and seconds. When complete, students submit their answers and get instant feedback regarding their accuracy.
In this conversation lesson worksheet, 7th graders use context clues to get the meaning of 8 words, then select 6 news stories from a list of 12 and explain why they would choose those for an evening TV news broadcast.
In this unit conversions worksheet, students practice converting measurements to the metric system. This worksheet has 8 problems to solve.
In this metric and standard conversions instructional activity, students solve 18 problems in which measures of distance are converted. On this page, students only convert within the metric or standard systems. Hints are provided at the top of the page.
In this conversation topic graphic organizer activity, students fill in the 4 bubbles around the topic bubble with questions regarding the given topic.

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