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Common Units of Measure

Common Units of Measure

Author: Sarah Kummeth

-Learn units of measurement from the metric system and their scientific notation
-Learn what the standard units of measure are
-Learn what common prefixes for measurements are

In this packet you will learn what to use from the metric system to measure various items. You will also learn what common prefixes do to the standard units of measurement from the metric system as well as the way of writing these prefixes in standard notation.

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Things to Remember

Length, Mass and Volume Units:

METER- used for measuring length

KILOGRAM- used for measuring mass

LITER- used for measuring volume of liquids


How much of a Unit?:

DECI-  one tenth

CENTI- one hundreth

MILLI- one thousandth

MICRO- one millionth

NANO- one billionth

DECA- ten

HECTO- one hundred

KILO- one thousand

MEGA-  one million

GIGA- one billion

Meters, Kilograms, Liters and Prefixes

Application of Knowledge