# Measurement- Centimetres, Metres and Kilometres

Topic: Units of Measurements What are Centimetres? A centimetre or centimeter is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one hundredth of a metre. It is represented by the symbolcm.What are Metres? The metre or meter is the base unit of length in the International System of Units. The SI unit symbol ism. What are kilometres? A kilometre is a metric unit of measurement equal to 1,000 metres, it is represented by the symbolkm. Converting between unitsThe basic rule of converting is that: If you need toconvertfrom a larger unit to a smaller unit, multiply. If you need toconvertfrom a smaller unit to a larger unit, divide. Converting from centimetres to metres and vise versa The following videos shows how to convert centimetres to metres.

`The following video shows you how to convert from metres to centimetres`

`Converting to kilometres from Metre`

Here is fun activity below see if you can complete them all. 1. 2.

**Remember:** The basic rule of converting is that: If you need to **convert** from a larger unit
to a smaller unit, multiply.
If you need to **convert** from a smaller unit to a larger unit, divide.