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DID YOU KNOW?
that you can divide 1 meter
by exactly 10 equal parts
(10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)...

then make a cube (1000 cmณ) of it to fill with water
and you will find that it contains exactly 1 L (1 liter)
(1000 mL) of water
and is the mass of exactly
1 kg (1 kilogram) (1000 g).

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EVERYDAY
centimeter EXAM
There are exactly 100 cm (centimeters)
in the Base Unit meter.
1 one hundredth from a meter (0.01 m)
Use the symbol cm

TRUE or FALSE - Check One

The Base Unit for LENGTH is meter (m)

TRUE

FALSE

There are 100 cm in the length of 1  m

TRUE

FALSE

There are 1000 mm in the length of 1  m

TRUE

FALSE

A meter is about as long as a baseball bat

TRUE

FALSE

There are exactly 100 m in 1 km

TRUE

FALSE

EXAMINE YOUR METRIC MEASUREMENT
LEARNING SKILLS FOR EVERYDAY USE

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A meter is about as long
as a 
baseball bat.

 

A meter can be the length of an average persons long step.

The height of the handle
on a standard door is about
1 meter
from the floor.

 If a dime is about
 1 millimeter thick...
then 1000 dimes placed side by side  would be
  To measure any length, a meter stick or  tape measures accurately without complicated figures or fractions.

 

Smaller Measurements from a meter

1 centimeter
(1 cm)

 Remember, centi is the prefix meaning
1 one hundredth of the base unit meter.
So, 1 one hundredth of a meter (0.01 m)
is simply written 1 cm

Smaller Measurements from a  centimeter

millimeter
(1 mm)

Remember, milli is the prefix meaning
1 one thousandth (0.001).
So 1 one thousandth of the base unit meter,
being 1 millimeter is simply written 1 mm

Larger Measurement from a meter

1 kilometer
(1 km)

Remember, kilo is the prefix meaning
1000 times as much.
So, one thousand meters (1000 m)
being the length of 1 kilometer,
is simply written 1 km which is pronounced
"KILL-oh-meet-ur" NOT "kill-AH-mit-ur".

 

 

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1 cmณ
(1 cubic centimeter)

filled with water contains exactly
1 mL (1 milliliter)

and is the mass 
of exactly
1 g (1 gram)

 

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