      Module Two
Unit Conversions

Overview

Throughout this module students will:
• express metric length, mass, and capacity measurements in terms of a smaller unit
• model and solve addition and subtraction word problems
• know and relate metric units to place value units in order to express measurements in different units
• use addition and subtraction to solve multi-step word problems involving length, mass, and capacity

Vocabulary

 Terminology Definition Illustration Capacity The maximum amount that something can contain Convert To express a measurement in a different unit e.g., Kilometer A metric unit of length equal to 1,000 meters; abreviated km Mass The measure of the amount of matter in an object; usually measured by comparing with an object of known mass Milliliter A metric unit of capacity; 1,000 milliliters = 1 liter; abreviated mL Mixed units Unit: A reference value of a quantity used to measure or compare other values of the same quantity.  Mixed unit e.g., 3 m 43 cm e.g.,   Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent P.O. Box 606 DeWitt, NY 13214 Phone: (315) 445-8300 www.jamesvilledewitt.org