GM4-2: Convert between metric units, using whole numbers and commonly used decimals.

Elaboration on this Achievement Objective

This means students will apply their knowledge of decimal place value to convert between units for the same attribute, for example between units for weight. They should know the meaning of prefixes used in the metric system that act as “scalars” on base units, for example “kilo” means one thousand, “centi” means one hundredth. Conversions are restricted to convertinhg between whole number or decimal measures involving tenths, for example 0.6ha = 6000m2 or 675mm = 67.5cm.