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Metric Units of Length

The most common metric units of length are

- millimeter

- centimeter

- meter

- kilometer

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.

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter

centimeter

meter

kilometer

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter mm

centimeter

meter

kilometer

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter mm 0.001 m

centimeter

meter

kilometer

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime

centimeter

meter

kilometer

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime

centimeter cm

meter

kilometer

Unit Symbol Meaning Model

millimeter mm 0.001 m Thickness of a dime

centimeter cm 0.01 m

meter

kilometer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Metric Units of Length

- 1kilometer 1000 meters

- 1meter 100 centimeters

- 1meter 1000 millimeters

- 1centimeter 10 millimeters

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

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

Metric Units of Length

Measurement Conversion

- Using a bridge map can help organize your

thinking when converting from one metric unit to

another.

Bridge Map

as

(just like)

Relating factor

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

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

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

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