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Converting Units Of Measure Worksheet

Converting Units Of Measure Worksheet

Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free converting units of measure worksheet of 34 questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the converting units of measure worksheet  contains 27 skills-based time unit conversion questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 3 applied converting units of measure questions with a mix of word problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style converting units of measure questions 
  • Answer sheets and a mark scheme for all converting units of measure questions are provided
  • Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All teaching resources created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Converting units of measure at a glance

 

Metric unit conversion involves converting between metric units of measurement, for example between centimetres and millimetres, which are metric units of length. Measurement conversion might be done to make the measurement easier to understand or in order to perform calculations. 

 

We use metric measurement units for length, mass and capacity. To convert metric measurements, we need to know the conversion rates for different units . For example, the metric conversions for converting units of length are 1km=1000m, 1m=100cm and 1cm=10mm . It can be helpful to look at a conversion chart which shows these values. 

 

The metric system uses different prefixes to mean different things. Examples of these prefixes are milli, centi and kilo. Wherever milli is used, for example, it means 1000th of the unit, so 1 millilitres =0.001 litre and 1 millimetres =0.001 metre.

 

Converting metric units of area and volume is an extension of converting metric units of length. When converting between metric units of area, we need to square the conversion rate for the units of length.

 

For example, there are 10 millimetres in a centimetre so to convert from centimetres to millimetres we multiply by 10 . To convert from centimetres squared to millimetres squared we multiply by 10^2. Similarly, when converting between metric units of volume, we need to cube the conversion rate for the units of length.

 

Looking forward, students can then progress to additional conversion worksheets and other ratio and proportion worksheets, for example a ratio worksheet or a simplifying and equivalent ratios worksheet.

 

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