Metric Units of Length Worksheets
Metric units of length are commonly converting back and forth between different scales based on the measurement tools that are being used or scope of a project. We will often need to communicate these measures by converting them to different scales. You will find yourself doing this often in anything that is chemistry related. That can be something that used to create a product that you wish to sell or cake that you are baking. Everything in this section is about understanding the power of ten that is associated with each of the prefixes. We hope to help students become comfortable with the metric units and converting measures across this scale. These worksheets and lessons will teach students how to find measure of length with metric units.
Aligned Standard: 5.MD.A.1, C.5 and 4.MD.A.1
- Step-by-step Lesson- Find the length (in centimeters) of a watermelon slice.
- Guided Lesson - Measure the length of a pie, convert mm to m, see how far Alvin runs.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - The last problem can be looked at as extra credit, it depends on you.
- Practice Measuring Metric Length - Measure and convert the lengths of some of your favorite fruits.
- Practice Converting Units of Length - It's all about picking the right unit and you might want to use some scissors.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
Measure some branches, determine the relative sizes of units, unit conversion, and why not end off with a few word problems.
- Homework 1 - How long is each stick?
- Homework 2 - Measure each line, then write the length in the spaces provided.
- Homework 3 - Convert between metric units, then write your answer in the space provided.
- Homework 4 - Millimeters (mm) to Centimeters (cm), Centimeters (cm) to Meters (m), and Meters (m) to Kilometers (km).
- Homework 5 - The mother rabbit hops 20 meters to her nest. How many centimeters did she hop?
Measure out items in your classroom, two fun matching game, and heck more word problems.
- Practice 1 - Cut out this ruler, then measure the length of things around your classroom. Make sure you use the metric side of the ruler!
- Practice 2 - Cut each metric unit out, then glue them in the spaces provided.
- Practice 3 - Have another go at it.
- Practice 4 - Jose's family drive 130 km on a road trip. How many meters did they drive?
Math Skill Quizzes
These quizzes cover all the skills we learned and a few that ask you to apply extra thought. I never knew there was so much things to measure around beavers.
- Quiz 1 - Order the metric measurements from smallest to largest.
- Quiz 2 - How many centimeters is 45 millimeters equal to?
- Quiz 3 - How many kilometers is 140 meters equal to?
- Quiz 4 - The beaver needs a log for its dam that is 2.3 meters long. How long does the log need to be in centimeters?
Common Metric Units of Length
We know that there are different types of birds alive in the world today. Sparrows, crows, eagles, kiwis, and many more. But they are all part of the bird group in the animal kingdom because they follow some basic features needed to be a part of the bird's group. Similar to that, in math, we use a system of measurement called the metric system. The metric system helps us in identifying the units for measuring quantities such as weight, mass, length.
Do you know what length is? Let us help! In the simplest words, the length of an object is the measurement of the extent of the object from one end to the other. The core standard unit of measurement for length is the meter. The other units that you find for this measure have a prefix in front of this standard to indicate where the power of ten is employed relative to the position of this standard. According to the metric system, the most common units of measurement for length are millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers.
The smallest unit for the measurement of length is known as millimeter. A millimeter is used to measure something very small such as a seed or a length of thread. It is abbreviated as mm. Next to mm, comes centimeter. There are 10 millimeters in a centimeter. It is abbreviated as cm. The next unit for the measurement of length is meter. One meter is much longer than a cm and is used to measure longer distances or bigger objects such as pools or rooms. There are 100 centimeters and 1,000 millimeters in a meter. A meter is abbreviated as m.
The biggest, commonly used, unit for the measurement of length is known as kilometer. A kilometer is used to measure very long distances such as the distance from your house to your school. There are 1,000 meters in a kilometer. Kilometer is abbreviated as km.