# Converting Standard Units

## Converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from one unit of measure to another.

##### LengthMassVolumeTimeMixedHelpMore Measures

This is level 5; Mixed questions. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

 1. Mr Finklestein weights one hundred kilograms. How many grams is that? g 2. How many centimetres are there in seventeen metres? cm 3. If there are seven hours left until your favourite TV programme, how many minutes is that? min 4. Archimedes' bath is topped up with 7546cL of boiling hot water. Convert 7546cL to litres. L 5. It takes Aimee one and a half hours to paint a fence. It takes Lucy four hours to paint the same fence. How many minutes longer does it take Lucy than Aimee? min 6. What is the cost in Thailand of 800g of soap powder if it is sold for 90 baht per kilogram? baht 7. A plastic water pipe is 6m 68cm long. if one hundred and forty one centimetres are cut off, how long is the piece of the pipe that is left? Give your answer in centimetres. cm 8. A coin weighs 6g 42mg. What is the weight of the coin in milligrams? mg 9. Ann weighs 45kg 356g. Maggie weighs 44kg 408g . What is their combined weight in grams? g 10. A Fortuner car weighs 1,817kg. What would the total weight of 4 of these cars be? Give your answer in tonnes. t
Check

This is Converting Standard Units level 5. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

## Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

## Transum.org

This web site contains over a thousand free mathematical activities for teachers and pupils. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

## More Activities:

Mathematicians are not the people who find Maths easy; they are the people who enjoy how mystifying, puzzling and hard it is. Are you a mathematician?

Comment recorded on the 16 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs A Milton, Ysgol Ardudwy:

"I have used your starters for 3 years now and would not have a lesson without one! Fantastic way to engage the pupils at the start of a lesson."

Comment recorded on the 28 May 'Starter of the Day' page by L Smith, Colwyn Bay:

"An absolutely brilliant resource. Only recently been discovered but is used daily with all my classes. It is particularly useful when things can be saved for further use. Thank you!"

#### Playing Card Maths

Imagine you are on a desert island with nothing but a pack of playing cards. Do you have to stop learning mathematics? Of course not! Here are some great ideas for teachers, parents and tutors.

There are answers to this exercise but they are available in this space to teachers, tutors and parents who have logged in to their Transum subscription on this computer.

A Transum subscription unlocks the answers to the online exercises, quizzes and puzzles. It also provides the teacher with access to quality external links on each of the Transum Topic pages and the facility to add to the collection themselves.

Subscribers can manage class lists, lesson plans and assessment data in the Class Admin application and have access to reports of the Transum Trophies earned by class members.

Subscribe

## Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. The Go Maths page is an alphabetical list of free activities designed for students in Secondary/High school.

## Maths Map

Are you looking for something specific? An exercise to supplement the topic you are studying at school at the moment perhaps. Navigate using our Maths Map to find exercises, puzzles and Maths lesson starters grouped by topic.

## Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments.

For Students:

For All:

## Common Units

### Length

UnitRelationship
kilometre (km)1 km = 1000 m
metre (m)
centimetre (cm)100 cm = 1 m
millimetre (mm)1000 mm = 1 m

### Weight (mass)

UnitRelationship
tonne (t)1 t = 1000 kg
kilogram (kg)1 kg = 1000 g
gram (g)
milligram (mg)1000 mg = 1 g

### Volume

UnitRelationship
cubic metre (m3)1 m3 = 1000 L
litre (L)
centilitre (cL)100 cL = 1 L
millilitre (mL)1000 mL = 1 L
cubic centimetre (cm3)1000 cm3 = 1 L

### Time

UnitRelationship
day (d)1 d = 24 hr
hour (hr)1 hr = 60 min
minute (min)1 min = 60 s
second (s)

Close