[Surnetkids] Units of Measurement

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Did you know that May 20th is Weights and Measures Day? On May 20, 1875, seventeen countries signed an agreement to use a standard system of weights and measures, and the International Bureau of Weights and Measures was created. Now you know!

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Units of Measurement


Units of Measurement Printable(** for Premium Members only)

What do inches, pints, centimeters, degrees, kilobytes and seconds all have in common? They are units of measurement. Learning when to use which unit, and how to convert from one to another is this week’s topic.

Convert Me

Convert Me has “interactive calculators for many measurement systems both commonly used like metric and U.S. Avoirdupois and quite exotic like Ancient Greek and Roman.” These calculators allow you to specify significant figures (which determines how much rounding is done), a feature not found on other sites. To use, first select the type of unit such as Weight and Mass, or Distance and Length. Enter the measurement you want to convert from (such as 1.5 pounds) and click Convert. You’ll get the conversion in all available units, such as .68 kilograms, 18 Chinese taels and 53 old Russian lots.

Education.com: Measurement Worksheets

Education.com offers digital resources to support teachers, home schoolers, and students. These nearly 400 measurement printables are organized by grade and subcategories such as Comparing Measurements, Units of Measurement and Measuring Volume. To download these worksheets, you will need to sign up for a free account with your email address. Additional resources (such as lesson plans) are available with a paid membership.

K5 Learning: Measurement Worksheets

“Our measurement worksheets begin with the concepts of size comparison (e.g. “longer vs shorter”) and measuring in non-standard units (“The pencil is 3 erasers long”) and progress to measuring length, weight, capacity and temperature in customary and metric units.” Select a grade level from kindergarten to grade 6, and then choose from sub-topics such as Converting Inches, Feet, and Yards or Which Object is Heavier or Lighter?

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Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Units of Measurement Printable
Units of Measurement Wikipedia Printable
Metric System Printable
Learning to Count Printable
Math Worksheets Printable
Real World Math Printable
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