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THE METRIC SYSTEM Length, Mass, and Capacity

Three Basic Units Grams  Describes Mass Metres (meters)  Describes Distance/Length Litres (liters)  Describes Capacity/Volume

The Ladder Method KILO 1000 Units HECTO 100 Units DEKA 10 Units DECI 0.1 Unit CENTI 0.01 Unit MILLI 0.001 Unit Meters Liters Grams

KILO 1000 Units HECTO 100 Units DEKA 10 Units DECI 0.1 Unit CENTI 0.01 Unit MILLI 0.001 Unit Meters Liters Grams How do you use the “ladder” method? 1 st – Determine your starting point. 2 nd – Count the “jumps” to your ending point. 3 rd – Move the decimal the same number of jumps in the same direction. 4 km = _________ m 1 2 3 How many jumps does it take? Starting Point Ending Point 4. 1 __. 2 3 = 4000 m

Try these conversions using the ladder method. 1000 mg = _______ g 109 g = _______ kg 20 dg = _______ cg 0.5dkg = _______ hg10 g = _______ mg0.3 kg = _______ mg Mass Conversion Practice Compare using, or =. 56 g 0.56 kg 7 g 700 mg

Try these conversions using the ladder method. 100 cm = _______ m 1 mm = _______ m 160 cm = _______ m 14 km = _______ hm0.2 km = _______ m0.6 dkm = _______ cm Length Conversion Practice Compare using, or =. 600 cm 6 m 7 km 70 000 mm

Try these conversions using the ladder method. 100 mL = _______ L 10 dL = _______ kL 50 cL = _______ mL 14 kL = _______ mL2109 L = _______ kL0.2 L = _______ mL Capacity Conversion Practice Compare using, or =. 200 mL 2 L 50 L 500 mL

Putting it all together Write the correct abbreviation for each metric unit. 1) Kilogram _______4) Millilitre _______7) Kilometre _______ 2) Metre _______5) Millimetre _______8) Centimetre _______ 3) Gram _______6) Litre _______9) Milligram _______

Try these conversions using the ladder method. 10) 2000 mg = _______ g15) 5 L = _______ mL 20) 16 cm = _______ mm 11) 104 km = _______ m16) 198 g = _______ kg 21) 2500 m = _______ km 12) 480 cm = _______ m17) 75 mL = _______ L 22) 65 g = _______ mg 13) 5.6 kg = _______ g18) 50 cm = _______ m 23) 6.3 cm = _______ mm 14) 8 mm = _______ cm19) 5.6 m = _______ cm 24) 120 mg = _______ g Putting it all together

Compare using, or =. 25) 63 cm6 m27) 5g 508 mg29) 1 500 mL1.5 L 26) 536 cm53.6 dm28) 43 mg 5 g30) 3.6 m 36 cm

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