38 terms

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)

mm.

millimeter

cm.

centimeter

m.

meter

km.

kilometer

l.

liter

g.

gram

kg.

kilogram

in.

inch

ft.

foot