Chapter 12 Conversion of Measurements

  • Chapter 12

    Chapter Objectives:

    * Measurement is a way of assigning numbers to objects, such as by their length, weight or volume.

    * When measurement is identified, it can then be compared.


    Vocabulary:

    meter - A meter is a basic unit of distance in the metric system. 

    centimeter - A centimeter is a metric unit of distance. 100 centimeters = 1 meter                     1 centimeter = 1/100m

    kilometer (km) - A kilometer is a metric unit of distance. 1 kilometer = 1000 meters

    foot (ft) - A foot is a basic customary unit of distance. 1 foot = 12 inches

    inch (in) - An inch is a customary unit of distance. 1 inch = 1/12 foot

    mile (m) - A mile is a customary unit of distance. 1 mile = 5280 feet

    yard (yd) - A yard is a customary unit of distance. 1 yard = 3 feet (or 36 inches)

    kilogram (kg) - A kilogram is a metric unit of mass. 1 kilogram = 1000 grams

    gram (g) - A gram is a basic metric unit of mass.

    pound (lb) - A pound is a basic customary unit of weight. 1 pound = 16 ounces

    ounce (oz) - An ounce is a customary unit of weight. 1 ounce = 1/16 lb