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measurement
Use of standard or non-standard units to find size or quantity.
attribute
A characteristic.
e.g., size, shape or color
volume
The number of cubic units it takes to fill a figure
solid figure
A geometric figure with 3 dimensions.
right rectangular prism
A prism with 6 rectangular faces where the lateral edge is perpendicular to the plane of the base
unit
What is used to measure the height, length, or heaviness of something.
unit cube
A precisely fixed quantity used to measure volume.
gap
A place on a graph where no data values are present.
overlap
The parts of two geometrical figures that intersect or overlay one another.
cubic units
A unit such as a cubic meter to measure
volume or capacity
edge lengths
The length of the place where two flat surfaces of a solid figure meet.
height
The perpendicular distance from a vertex to the opposite side of a plane figure.
area of base
A base of a solid figure is usually thought of as a face upon which it can ―sit. Most solid figures have more than one base. The formula for the area is length x width.
centimeter
A metric unit of length equal to 0.01 of a meter.
conversion/ convert
A change in the form of a measurement, different units, without a change in the size or amount.
cup
A customary unit of capacity. 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces.
customary system
A system of measurement used in the U.S. The system includes units for measuring length, capacity, and weight.
foot (ft)
A customary unit of length. 1 foot = 12 inches.
gallon (gal)
A customary unit of capacity. 1 gallon = 4 quarts.
gram (g)
The standard unit of mass in the metric system.
1,000 grams = 1 kilogram
inch (in)
A customary unit of length. 12 inches = 1 foot.
kilogram (kg)
A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 grams.
kilometer (km)
A metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters.
line plot
Also known as a dot plot. A diagram showing frequency of data on a number line.
liter (L)
The basic unit of capacity in the metric system.
1 liter = 1,000 milliliters.
liquid volume
The number of cubic units it takes to fill a figure.
length
How long something is. The distance from one point to another. Length is measured in units such as inches, feet, centimeters, etc.
mass
The amount of matter in an object. Usually measured by comparing with an object of known mass. While gravity influences weight, it does not affect mass.
meter (m)
A standard unit of length in the metric system.
mile
A customary unit of length. 1 mile = 5,280 feet
milliliter (mL)
A metric unit of capacity. 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter.
metric system
A system of measurement based on tens. The basic unit of capacity is the liter. The basic unit of length is the meter. The basic unit of mass is the gram.
millimeter (mm)
A metric unit of length. 1,000 millimeters = 1 meter
ounce (oz)
A customary unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound. 16 ounces = 1 pound.
pint (pt)
A customary unit of capacity. 1 pint = 2 cups
pound (lb)
A customary unit of weight. 1 pound = 16 ounces.
quart (qt)
A customary unit of capacity.
1 quart = 2 pints or 1 quart = 4 cups
weight
The measure of how heavy something is.
yard (yd)
A customary unit of length. 1 yard = 3 feet or 36 inches.
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