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# Measurement Unit Vocabulary/Word Wall

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• 1. Distance is how far apart objects are
• 2. Width Distance from side to side; Describes how wide a shape is
• 3. Length Distance from end to end; Describes how long a shape is
• 4. Height Distance from base to top; Describes how high a shape is
• 5. Perimeter The distance around a 2-dimensional shape TIP: Add together all the lengths of the shape
• 6. Meter Basic unit for measuring distance
• 7. Millimeter (mm) Unit for measuring distance 1 m = 1000 mm
• 8. Centimeter (cm) Unit for measuring distance 1m = 100 cm
• 9. Kilometer (km) Unit for measuring distance 1000 m = 1 km
• 10. Ruler A tool used to measure length
• 11. Measuring Tape A tool used to measure length
• 12. Circumference The distance around the circle
• 13. Radius Any line that connects the center of the circle with any point on the circle
• 14. Diameter A line segment that passes through the circle and has both of its endpoints on the circle
• 15. Area The amount of surface inside a shape
• 16. Square Unit Basic unit for measuring area Square centimeter (cm2) Square meter (m2)
• 17. Capacity How much a container can hold Volume The amount of space (matter) inside a 3- dimensional object
• 18. Cubic Unit Basic unit for measuring volume Cubic centimeter (cm3) Cubic meter (m3)
• 19. Liter (L) Basic unit for measuring capacity
• 20. Milliliter (mL) Unit for measuring capacity
• 21. Graduated cylinder A tool used to measure volume
• 22. Weight How heavy an object is
• 23. Mass Amount of matter in an object
• 24. Matter Something that has mass and takes up space
• 25. Balance scale A tool used to measure weight
• 26. Weighing scale A tool used to measure weight
• 27. Milligram (mg) Unit for measuring mass 1 g = 1000 mg
• 28. Gram (g) Basic unit for measuring mass
• 29. Kilogram (Kg) Unit for measuring mass
• 30. Temperature The measure of hotness or coldness of something
• 31. Celsius Unit for measuring temperature
• 32. Thermometer A tool used to measure temperature
• 33. Angle formed by 2 rays or segments that have the same endpoint
• 34. Degree (º) Unit for measuring angles
• 35. Protractor A tool used to measure angles
• 36. Time The ongoing sequence of events taking place
• 37. Second Basic unit for measuring time
• 38. Minute Unit for measuring time 60 seconds = 1 minute
• 39. Hour Unit for measuring time 60 minutes = 1 hour
• 40. Day Unit for measuring time 24 hours = 1 day
• 41. Week Unit for measuring time 7 days = 1 week
• 42. Month Unit for measuring time ~ 30 days = 1 month ~ 4 weeks = 1 month
• 43. Year Unit for measuring time 365 days = 1 year 12 months = 1 year
• 44. Clock A tool used to measure time
• 45. Calendar A tool used to measure time
• 46. Map scale The ratio of the length in a drawing (or model) to the length of the real thing
• 47. Accurate how close a measured value is to the real value (Adjective)  ACCURATE  Precise  Accurate  Precise  ACCURATE  Precise  Accurate  Precise
• 48. Precise how close the measured values are to each other (adjective)  Accurate  PRECISE  Accurate  PRECISE  Accurate  Precise  Accurate  Precise
• 49. Estimate A close guess of the actual value, usually some thinking or computing (verb)
• 50. Unit A measure of something; A word that gives meaning to a number value (noun) 23 grams 3 kilometers 8 months
• 51. Measure Finding a number that shows the size or amount of something using a tool (verb)