Use these posters to assist your students in learning the different units of measurement in the metric system.
Converting Units of Length –
1 centimeter = 10 millimeters
1 meter = 100 centimeters
1 kilometer = 1000 meters
Converting Units of Mass –
1 gram = 1000 milligrams
1 kilogram = 1000 grams
1 metric ton = 1000 kilograms
Converting Units of Capacity –
1 liter = 1000 milliliters
1 cubic meter = 1000 liters
Converting Units of Area –
1 hectare = 10 000 square meters
1 square kilometer = 100 hectares
Converting Units of Time (x2) –
1 microsecond = 1000 nanoseconds
1 millisecond = 1000 microseconds
1 second = 1000 milliseconds
1 minute = 60 seconds
1 hour = 60 minutes
1 day = 24 hours
1 week = 7 days
1 year = 365 days (366 in a leap year)
1 decade = 10 years
1 century = 100 years
Converting Units of Data –
1 byte = 8 bits
1 kilobyte = 1024 bytes
1 megabyte = 1024 kilobytes
1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes
1 terrabyte = 1024 gigabytes
1 petabyte = 1024 terrabytes
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement ...
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems....
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement....
A cube with side length 1 unit, called a "unit cube," is said to have "one cubic unit" of volume, and can be used to measure volume....
A solid figure which can be packed without gaps or overlaps using n unit cubes is said to have a volume of n cubic units....
Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units....
Describing the nature of the attribute under investigation, including how it was measured and its units of measurement....
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