Use this set of three measurement math worksheets to help your students understand the concept of measuring area in metric units.
Measuring Area in Metric Units Worksheets
This set of three worksheets steps students through seven exercises in measuring area using metric units. They will need to apply the formula for measuring area to solve problems involving regular and composite shapes. An answer key is included in the download for easy grading or student self-checking.
Why Do We Teach Using Metric Units?
Although the United States primarily uses the Imperial system for everyday measurements, the metric system is used in most other parts of the world. The inclusion of both metric and Imperial units in American curricula serves several purposes:
- Global Understanding: As the metric system is widely used internationally, teaching students both systems helps them communicate and understand measurements in a global context. This is especially important in fields such as science, engineering, and technology, where international collaboration is common.
- Scientific Research: Many scientific disciplines use the metric system exclusively. Exposure to the metric system is crucial for students pursuing careers in fields like physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine, where precise and standardized measurements are essential.
- Industry and Trade: In certain industries and international trade, the use of metric units is common. Understanding both metric and Imperial units can be beneficial for professionals involved in these areas.
- Standardization: In the United States, certain scientific and technical communities use the metric system for standardization purposes. For example, pharmaceuticals often use metric measurements due to international standards.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Teaching both systems encourages adaptability and flexibility in students. They may encounter different measurement systems in various contexts, and having knowledge of both allows them to navigate diverse situations.
- Educational Standards: National and state educational standards require students to learn both metric and Imperial units to ensure a comprehensive education. These standards are designed to provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for various academic and professional paths.
What is Included in This Worksheet Pack?
These three worksheets cover the following concepts:
- determining area using square units
- suitable unit of measure
- metric conversions
- calculating area.
An answer key is also included in the download.
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