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Title: Metric Units of Length


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Metric Units of Length
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The most common metric units of length are
  • millimeter
  • centimeter
  • meter
  • kilometer

3
Metric Units of Length
  • The basic unit of length in the metric system is
    the meter.
  • All of the other metric units of length are
    defined in terms of the meter.

4
Unit Symbol Meaning Model




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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter
centimeter
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm
centimeter
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m
centimeter
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m 1 m
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m 1 m Width of a doorway
kilometer
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m 1 m Width of a doorway
kilometer km
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m 1 m Width of a doorway
kilometer km 1000 m
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Unit Symbol Meaning Model
millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime
centimeter cm 0.01 m Width of a large paperclip
meter m 1 m Width of a doorway
kilometer km 1000 m About 2 ½ times around the track
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Metric Units of Length
  • 1kilometer 1000 meters
  • 1meter 100 centimeters
  • 1meter 1000 millimeters
  • 1centimeter 10 millimeters

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Which metric unit of length would be the most
appropriate to measure
the distance between cities?
km
the length of an ant?
mm
the length of your math book?
cm
m
the length of the hallway?
the height of a giraffe?
m
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Metric Units of Length
Measurement Conversion
  • To change from a large unit to a small unit -
    multiply
  • To change from a small unit to a large unit -
    divide

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Metric Units of Length
Measurement Conversion
  • Using a bridge map can help organize your
    thinking when converting from one metric unit to
    another.

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Bridge Map
as
(just like)
Relating factor
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Metric Length Conversion
Examples
1 m 100 cm
300
3 m _____ cm
Large to small
3 x 100 300
1 m
3 m
as
(just like)
100 cm
300 cm
is equal to
Relating factor
X 100
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Metric Length Conversion
Examples
2
2000 m ___ km
1000 m 1 km
2000 1000 2
Small to large
1 km
2 km
as
(just like)
1000 m
2000 m
is equal to
Relating factor
1000
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Metric Length Conversion
Examples
10 mm 1 cm
4
40 mm ___ cm
Small to large
40 10 4
1 cm
4 cm
as
(just like)
10 mm
40 mm
is equal to
Relating factor
10
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Metric Length Conversion
Examples
250
25 cm ___ mm
1 cm 10 mm
25 x 10 250
Large to small
1 cm
25 cm
as
(just like)
10 mm
250 mm
is equal to
Relating factor
X 10
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