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

Units of Length

Units of Volume

Units of Weight

Units of Time

Conversion Table of Measures

 How to convert Unit of Measurement

The Metric System

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