Time Conversion Help

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Unit Type

To help select the number of conversion unit types, you can filter by U.S., Metric, or Both. By selecting one of the specific types, the Convert From and Convert To selection boxes will automatically display only those unit types choosen.

Convert From / To

It is required to select at least one, possibly more, of the conversion units in the Convert From and Convert To selection boxes. To select more than one item, hold down the Ctrl keyboard key while left-mouse clicking additional items. For each conversion problem created during worksheet creation, the generator will randomly select a single conversion unit from each selection box.

Number Range

The Starting and Ending "From" numbers are mandatory inputs. These values indicate the number range that the worksheet generator will use to randomly select a number that represents the Convert From conversion unit value. For example, if you input 10 and 100 for your starting and ending numbers, the conversion generator will always select a number in the range from 10 to 100 for each unit to convert from.

Problems

This selection allows you to choose how many conversion problems the worksheet will contain. Note that if there is a large number of problems, and you choose a larger text size, the worksheet may span more than a single page when printed out.

Text Size

The size of the worksheet text can be changed by using this selection. Normal text size will create a two column conversion worksheet. This will allow for extra space near the bottom of the page for the student to show their work if required. If Large or Jumbo text is selected, the worksheet will contain a single column of problems (possibly spanning more than a single page), with extra space on the right side of the page for students to show their work if required.

Decimal Results

This option allows you to select the number of decimal places to display in conversion results. When a decimal result is included, no rounding is done; the decimal result is instead truncated to the number of decimal places selected. The conversion worksheet generator will create answer sheets with decimal values when either of the following conditions exists:

  • The Convert From unit type is different than the Convert To unit type (e.g. feet to meters). Another way to say this is that one type is U.S. and the other is Metric.
  • The Convert remainder to "From" units option is NOT selected. See the help text for this option below for more information.

Options

  • Name/date/score - By enabling this option, each fact sheet will automatically have a page header which will include a space for name, date, and score. This header is not included on answer sheets.
  • Number problems 1... - By selecting this option, all conversion problems will be numbered from 1 to the highest number.
  • Convert remainder to "From" units - This option, enabled by default, will create conversion problems where any decimal remainder will be converted to the Convert From unit. This is best illustrated by an example. If this option is enabled and you are converting a value of 15 from inches to feet, the required problem and answer will be displayed as:
    15 inches = 1 feet, 3 inches
    If this option is not selected, any conversion remainder will be displayed as a decimal value; the result for the example above would be displayed as:
    15 inches = 1.25 feet
  • Allow To/From swap - Enable this option to indicate that you want the generator to randomly swap (i.e. reverse the order) of the Convert From unit and the Convert To unit. For example, if this option was enabled and if you chose to convert from inches to feet, some conversion problems will convert from inches to feet while others will swap the convert from feet to inches.

Generate!

The Generate! button allows you to generate your conversion worksheet. Once you have entered the input data and selected any options, you may select one of two different Generate! choices:
  • Generate problems - This choice will generate and display your conversion worksheets (without answers). Each worksheet will be displayed in a new browser window. Once displayed, you can review and/or print your worksheet.
  • Generate answers - This choice will display your conversion worksheets (with answers). Each worksheet will be displayed in a new browser window. Once displayed, you can review and/or print your answer worksheet.