Metric puzzles and quizzes
Here are several puzzles relating to the metric system. All of the material in this section is provided in PDF format so you can easily print them. Some were derived from a series of fliers USMA produced in the 1980s, while others come from the indicated sources.
Click on the thumbnail (or the link below the thumbnail) for a copy of the puzzle. Some puzzles include the solution with the puzzle; others, as noted below, have a separate solution sheet.
Metric FUNdamentals crossword: From the book Metric FUNdamentals by Paul Ross Wallach, also published in the July/August 2003 issue of Metric Today.
Metric pyramid: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) training tool from the May/June 1995 issue of Metric Today.
BentWord Search puzzle: A word search puzzle with scientists' names by Paul French, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, SUNY College at Oneonta, Oneonta NY.
Measured Madness: A word search puzzle by H. D. Allen from the January/February 1975 issue of AIR Metri-Gram, also published in the January 1975 issue of Metric Bulletin.
Hexametric: A puzzle by H. D. Allen from the November 1980 issue of Metric Bulletin that tests your knowledge of metric unit relationships. Here is the solution.
Metric four-by-four: A puzzle by H. D. Allen from the July 1975 issue of Metric Bulletin that tests your knowledge of metric unit relationships — this puzzle is harder than it looks. Here's the solution.
Hidden Metrics: Can you find 13 metric-related words? This puzzle appeared in Volume 4, Unit 2 of the American Metric Journal in 1976. Here is the solution.
Metric Word Puzzle: Can you find 34 metric-related words and phrases? This puzzle appeared in Volume 5, Unit 1 of the American Metric Journal in 1977. Here is the solution.
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