# 3rd Grade Math: Measurement 4th Quarter

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### US customary system

a measuring system used in the United States to measure length. inch, foot, yard, and mile

### inch

customary unit to measure the smallest lengths (length of a paper clip)

### foot

customary unit to measure smaller lengths (length of a man's shoe or a loaf of bread)

### yard

customary unit to measure longer units (width of a door)

### mile

customary unit to measure the longest distances (driving distance, length of 15 football fields)

### Metric system

a measuring system that is used for measuring length. millimeter, centimeter, meter, and kilometer

### millimeter

metric unit to measure very small objects (thickness of a dime)

### centimeter

metric unit to measure small objects (thickness of a crayon)

### meter

standard unit for length, metric unit to measure longer objects (width of a door)

### kilometers

a metric unit to measure the longest distances (driving distance, length of 10 football fields)

### one foot

is equal to 12 inches

### one yard

is equal to 3 feet

### one yard

is equal to 36 inches

### one centimeter

is equal 10 millimeters

### one meter

equal to 100 centimeters

### 1 liter

equal to 1,000 milliliters, example: a water bottle

### capacity

the amount a container will hold when filled

### kilogram

1,000 grams, example: about the weight of a dictionary

### container

any object that can be used to hold things

### mass

the amount of matter in an object

### length

the measure of a distance between two points, section of something that is long and narrow

### weight

a unit used to measure weight to measure heaviness or mass (grams, kilograms, ounces, pounds)

### interval

the distance between things, time or space between two events or objects

### measure

how much there is of something that you can quantify

### measurement

The size, length, or amount of something, as established by measuring

### balance scale

an tool used to measure weight, a tool used to compare the mass of two objects

### ruler

measuring stick with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths

### distance

size of the gap between two places

### gram

standard unit for weight, (paper clip)

millimeter

centimeter

meter

kilometer

liter

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kilogram

inch

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