Measurement Word Problems: Pre-assessment Worksheet

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Questions 1 to 5 assess knowledge about metric units of distance measurement and the ability to convert between these.

1. Put these units in order starting with the smallest: meter, kilometer, millimeter, centimeter.    millimeter , centimeter , meter , kilometer    

2. What are the abbreviations for all metric distances units in question 1?

   mm , cm , m , km    

3. How many millimeters are in one centimeter?    10    

4. How many centimeters in one meter?   100    

5. How many millimeters in one meter?   1000    

Questions 6 to 11 assess the ability to calculate elapsed time.

6.    How many minutes in one hour?    60    

How much time is there between:

7.    3:00 pm and 4:00 pm?    1 hour    

8.    5:00 pm and 8:00 pm?    3 hours    

9.    4:30 pm and 5:00 pm?    30 minutes    

10.    3:15 pm and 4:00 pm?    45 minutes    

11.    3:45 pm and 5:00 pm?    1 hour 15 minutes    

Questions 12 to 15 assess knowledge about metric units of mass and the ability to convert between these.

12.    Name three units of metric mass ?    milligram , gram , kilogram    

13.    What are the abbreviations for the metric mass units in question 12?

   mg , g , kg    

14.    How many milligrams are in a gram    1000 mg    

15.    How many grams are in a kilogram    1000 g    

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