What is a Centimeter? - Definition & Conversion


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What is a centimeter?

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1. 1 centimeter equals _____ inches?

2. How many centimeters in 1 inch?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Centimeters are one of the most used metrics units of measurement. Complete this assessment to test your understanding of what a centimeter is and how large it is compared to other units of measurement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will ask you about:

  • What a centimeter is
  • Centimeters compared to inches
  • How many centimeters are in a meter
  • The number of millimeters in a centimeter

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as centimeter
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how large a centimeter is and interpret is correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions related to other units of measurement, such as inches, meters, and millimeters

Additional Learning

Compete the lesson What is a Centimeter? - Definition & Conversion for a quick review of the material covered in the assessment and:

  • Uses of centimeters
  • Conversion rates
  • Uses of larger and smaller units