Maths Resources GCSE Worksheets

Unit Conversion Worksheeet

• Section 1 of the metric unit conversion worksheet contains 36 skills-based unit conversion questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
• Section 2 of the converting measurements worksheet contains 4 applied unit conversion questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
• Section 3 contains 4 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style unit conversion questions
• Answers and a mark scheme for all unit conversion questions are provided
• Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
• All teaching resources and PDF worksheets are created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
• Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Unit conversion at a glance

Unit conversion involves converting between different metric units of measurement, for example between customary units of centimetres (cm) and metres (m), which are metric units of length. This might be done to make the measurement easier to understand or to perform calculations.

We use metric measurement units for length, mass and capacity. In order to convert between metric measurements, we need to know the conversion rates for different units . For example, metric conversions for converting units of length are 1km=1000m, 1m=100cm and 1cm=10mm.

The metric system uses different prefixes to mean different things. Examples of these prefixes are milli, centi and kilo. Wherever kilo is used, for example, it means 1000 of the unit. 1kg=1000g and 1km=1000m.

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

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