Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Unit - Definition with Examples

## Let's learn!

**What is a unit?**

In math, units can be defined as the first position in a number or the one’s places.

Here, 3 is the unit’s number in the number 6713.

A unit may also mean the standard units used for measurement.

We also unit while referring to unit price of an item. It means the cost per item, per liter or per kilogram.

## Let's do it!

Ask children to observe the various times a unit is used to refer to one, in their daily life, for example, price per unit for electricity or units in which the weight of apples is measured.

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