# Partitioning 1,000 in the context of measures

You can partition 1,000 in the context of measures

# Partitioning 1,000 in the context of measures

You can partition 1,000 in the context of measures

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- There are 1,000 g in a kg
- There are 1,000 ml in a l
- Milli means 1,000 times smaller
- Kilo means 1,000 times larger

### Common misconception

Pupils may miscalculate measures questions involving unit conversions if they are not secure with the key conversions of 1 m = 1,000 mm, 1 km = 1,000 m, 1 kg = 1,000 g and 1 l = 1,000 ml.

Spend time discussing the etymology of the words so pupils are not necessarily relying on memory and can figure out the equivalences if they cannot recall them. 'Milli' means 'thousandth' and 'kilo' means 'thousand': both relate to a thousand parts.

### Keywords

Metre (m) and millilitre (ml) - A millimetre (mm) is a metric measure of distance used for small lengths. The basic unit of length (or distance) in the metric system is metre (m)

Kilometre (km) and metre (m) - A kilometre (km) is a metric measure of distance.

Kilogram (kg) and gram (g) - A kilogram is a measure of mass, equivalent to one thousand grams.

Litre (l) and millilitre (ml) - A litre is a measure of capacity, equivalent to one thousand millilitres.

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

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