Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Metric Measurements

Some of you missed our metric measurements lesson because you had to leave early for the assembly yesterday.

Here is the information you missed. . .

Vocabulary Definitions from the Brain Pop Movie (green sheet):

Traditional- something that stays the same, unchanged
Customary System- the measuring system we use in the United States.  Measures: feet, pounds, miles,  and gallons
Metric System- the measuring system used by the rest of the world.  Measures: meters, liters, grams
Meter- a metric measurement slightly more than 3 feet.
Gram- measures mass. 1 gram is approximately equal to 1 large paperclip.
Unit- metric units increase and decrease by units of 10
Unique- one of a kind, original
Factor (in math)- metric measurements increase and decrease by factors of 10.
Decimal- metric measurements use decimals rather than fractions
Random- no particular order

Answers to questions 1-10 on the backside of the vocabulary:
1. D, 2. A, 3. B, 4. C, 5. D, 6. B, 7. A, 8. D, 9. C, 10. C

King Henry Worksheet
Here's what it should look like. . .

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