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Level 3-4 Shapes - Measuring Length
How many times would you need to run 100 metres before you had run a kilometre?

Level 3-4 Shapes - Measuring Length

Measuring is an important skill in KS3 Maths. When we measure distances, like the length or width of shapes, we use special units. This quiz will check how well you understand how these units relate to each other.

In maths, most distance measurements use millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m), or kilometres (km). Remember, there are 10 millimetres in a centimetre, 100 centimetres in a metre, and 1,000 metres in a kilometre. The metric system makes it easy.

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1.
Blackpool tower is 157.8 metres high. How many centimetres is this?
1.578
15.578
1,578
15,780
To convert metres to centimetres you need to multiply by 100
2.
Jack is exactly a metre and half a centimetre tall. What is Jack's height in millimetres?
1,005
1,050
1,150
1,500
There are 1,000 millimetres in a metre
3.
It is 34,000 metres across the English Channel from England to France. How many kilometres is this?
34
68
136
272
To convert metres to kilometres, simply divide by 1,000
4.
If it is 400 metres around a running track, how many laps would you have to complete in order to run 20 kilometres?
30
40
50
60
First, convert 20km to metres by multiplying by 1,000. This gives you 20,000km. Then divide this number by 400 to get your answer
5.
How many times would you need to run 100 metres before you had run a kilometre?
5
7.5
10
12.5
There are 1,000 metres in a kilometre
6.
If you travelled 10,018 kilometres around the equator you would have travelled a quarter of the way around the world. How many kilometres is it around the world?
20,036
30,054
40,072
80,144
Multiply 10,018 kilometres by 4 to find the answer
7.
What are the abbreviations for centimetre and millimetre?
cm and mt
cm and mm
sm and mm
sm and mt
centimetre = cm, millimetre = mm
8.
A child's building block is 55 mm high. What would be the height of 15 building blocks stacked one on top of the other? Give your answer in cm.
22.5 cm
42.5 cm
62.5 cm
82.5 cm
A building block that is 55 mm high is 5.5 cm high
9.
If pencils are 12.5 cm long, how many will fit in a metre when they are laid end to end?
4
8
12
16
8 x 12.5 cm = 1 metre
10.
How many millimetres are there in 8 centimetres?
80
800
8,000
80,000
There are 10 millimetres in a centimetre
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Measurement

Author:  Frank Evans

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