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AIM: How is length measured in the Metric System. VOCABULARY Meter-stick Meter Centimeter millimeter. QUESTION. Why is it important to have accurate measurement?. OBJECTIVE. To understand and successfully measure length using the metric system. What is this called?. Meter stick.

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aim how is length measured in the metric system
AIM: How is length measured in the Metric System.

VOCABULARY

Meter-stick

Meter

Centimeter

millimeter

question
QUESTION

Why is it important to have accurate measurement?

objective
OBJECTIVE

To understand and successfully measure length using the metric system

slide7

How many years are there in a century?

How many cents are there is a dollar?

How many legs does a centipede have?

How many centimeters do you think there are in a meter?

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What does the word “abbreviation” mean?

The abbreviation for meters is “m”.

What is the abbreviation for centimeters

“cm”.

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Math Problem

If 1 meter = 100 cm

Then 2 meters = how many cm?

200 cm

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So what do you think the prefix “milli” mean?

So how many millimeters do you think are in a meter.

1000

Count the number of mm meter !!!

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What is the abbreviation for millimeter?

mm

Count the number of mm in a cm?

How many are there?

10

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Math Problem

If 1 cm has 10 mm.

Then how many mm are in 3 cm?

30

Then how many mm are in 30 cm?

300 mm

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Math Problem

Is 300 mm more or less than a meter?

LESS!

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Math Problem

If 1 meter = 100 cm

Then how many cm = 1.5 meters?

150 cm

How did you figure that?

To convert m to cm MULTIPY by 100

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SUMMARY

The standard unit of measure in the metric system is ?

m is the abbreviation for?

cm is the abbreviation for?

mm is the abbreviation for?

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SUMMARY

1 meter = 1000 mm

1 meter = 100 cm

1 centimeter = 10 mm

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HOMEWORK

Worksheet on practice reading a ruler!

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