Measurement Unit Vocabulary/Word Wall

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Measurement Unit Vocabulary/Word Wall

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

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