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What you need to know
What you need to know:
You should understand and be able to use standard units, such as those of: mass (grams, kilograms etc), length (metres, centimetres etc), time (seconds, minutes, hours), money (pounds and pence), among others. This includes compound units (those made up on two standard units) such as metres per second for speed, and grams per cubic metre for density.
On top of this, you may be expected to convert between standard units. In other words, you should know how to do conversions like pounds to pence, seconds to hours, and litres to millilitres. Fortunately, the prefixes of most of the units you’d be expected to work with explain. For example:
- 1 metre = 1000 millimetres
- 1 metre = 100 centimetres
- 1 kilometre = 1000 metres
Knowing these three prefixes, as underlined, goes a long to way helping you understand how to convert between necessary units.
You may be a GCSE Maths tutor in Birmingham or a Maths teacher in York, where ever you are teaching GCSE Maths to whichever students, the conversion questions and revision notes on this page will be of use. From a detailed specification of what students need to know to conversion worksheets and answers. For more fantastic GCSE Maths resources visit the GCSE Maths revision page.
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