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