The purpose of this section is to help students to understand the
basics of measurement systems . In every discipline, whether in,
science, health, commerce, etc. The use of measurements is essential
for establishing a point of reference between mathematics and the
real world, and such point of reference is known as denominate
number, which is simply referred as a unit of measurement that has
been established by law, or general usage. For example:1 quart, 2
pounds, 3 inches, 20 degrees. and so on.
After this module, you will be able to…
1) Understand the metric system of measurement, including the
a) Identify the metric system units for
2) Identify the following prefixes added to the metric base units to
represent quantities that are larger or smaller than the base units:
kilo, deci, centi, milli, micro, and nano.
Convert between the metric units (for example, kilometers to