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Measurement Remediation Mrs. Sanders May 2011

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Measuring Length You can estimate measures using metric and US Customary units. Metric units To measure length or height, you can use centimeters, meters, and kilometers

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Centimeters The ruler to the left shows units in centimeters. The arrow measures 4 cm. cm is a short way to write centimeter.

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Meters and Kilometers Use meters and kilometers to measure longer things and distance. A baseball bat is about 1 meter long. A short way to write meters is m. 100 cm=1 m A kilometer (km) is the distance that you can walk in about 15 minutes. 1,000 m= 1 km

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Feet, yards and miles Use feet (ft), yards (yd), or miles (mi) to measure longer things or distance. 12 inches= 1 foot 3 feet=1 yard 1,760 yards= 1 mile

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12 inches= 1 foot A folder measures about 1 foot.

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3 feet = 1 yard The distance from the ground to the Handle bars of a kid’s bicycle is about 1 yard.

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1,760 yards =1 mile A person can walk a mile in about 20 minutes.

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Capacity-Metric Units Milliliter (mL) and liter (L) are metric units used to measure how much something holds. This is called capacity. A medicine eyedropper holds about 1 mL A juice carton like this holds about 1 L. 1 L = 1,000 mL

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Capacity-US Customary Units Cup, pint, quart and gallon are used to measure capacity. 2 cups (c) = 1 pint (pt) 4 c = 2 pt= 1 quart (qt) 4 qt = 1 gallon (gal)

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Weight- Metric Units To measure how heavy objects are, you can use the metric units of grams (g) and kilograms (kg). A safety pin is about 1 g. Your math book is about 1 kg. 1 kilogram =1,000 grams

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Weight-US Customary Units In the customary system, we use the units ounces (oz) and pounds (lb) to measure how heavy objects are. A penny is about 1 oz. A loaf of bread is about 1 lb 1 pound = 16 ounces

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Test Tips 1.Use all the test time. 2.Check your work. 3.DO NOT leave any blanks on your answer sheet. 4.Take a step-by-step approach to word problems. 5.Learn to “plug in” answers. 6.On test day, relax!! Follow these tips and you will do great!!

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