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Ch 17: 3rd Grade Math: Units of Measurement

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Reinforce your 3rd graders' knowledge of units of measurement and the metric system by utilizing the lessons in this chapter. Save time by using our transcripts and bolded keywords as the notes for your lesson plans.

Units of Measurement- Chapter Summary

In this Units of Measurement chapter, a variety of short video lessons teach 3rd graders how to change metric units or convert units for capacity. The lessons cover U.S. customary units for measuring weight and distance, as well as other topics. Test your students' progress with the self-assessment quizzes and chapter examination.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
Standard Units of Measure Students are taught about capacity, weight, time and length units.
How to Convert Standard Units of Measure This lesson teaches the use of the conversion factor for completing this function.
How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements Students learn how to add, multiply, divide and subtract measurements.
The Metric System: Units and Conversion In this lesson, students are taught about liquid capacity, weight and length.
How to Convert Units in the Metric System Instructors outline the steps involved in this function.
How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings Students are presented with scenarios that include meters and scale drawings.
Converting Between Units of Time During this lesson, students learn to convert between seconds, hours and minutes.
Distance in the Metric System Instructors teach 3rd graders how to measure and convert length.
U.S. Customary Units for Distance Students are given related practice problems to solve.
Metric Units for Capacity Students learn how to measure capacity in this lesson.
U.S. Customary Units for Capacity This lesson teaches students how to convert and measure capacity in this system.
Metric Units for Mass The steps for converting and measuring mass in the metric system is explored in this lesson.
U.S. Customary Units for Weight Students solve practice problems that may strengthen their knowledge of weight conversion.
Converting Weight in Metric and U.S. Customary Systems This lesson highlights the conversion of weight in both systems.
Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit Students complete examples of Fahrenheit and Celsius conversions.

15 Lessons in Chapter 17: 3rd Grade Math: Units of Measurement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

1. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

2. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

The United States uses pounds, miles, and Fahrenheit for measurements, but the rest of the world uses the metric system. This video lesson will help you to convert from one to the other easily, so you can understand kilometers and kilograms, too.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

3. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

5. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

If you can make dinner, you can convert units in the metric system. It's that easy! In this lesson, you'll learn about the three key things you'll need to perform conversions.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

6. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

Converting Units of Time

7. Converting Units of Time

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the units of time that we use to count time and know how to convert between these units. Learn the one number that you have to multiply and divide by to make your conversions.

Distance in the Metric System

8. Distance in the Metric System

Watch this video lesson to learn what units are used in the metric system for measuring. Also, learn how easy it is to convert from one unit to another.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

9. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the units for measuring distance are in the United States and how to convert between the units. You will see that there is a special number for each conversion.

Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

10. Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

In this video lesson, you will learn what units are used to measure capacity or volume in the metric system. You will also learn how to convert between these units and what special numbers are required to do so.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

11. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

After watching this video lesson, you will know how capacity or volume is measured in the U.S. You will know the units that are used as well as how to convert between the units.

Measuring Mass Using the Metric System

12. Measuring Mass Using the Metric System

After watching this video lesson, you will know which units for mass are used in the metric system along with how to convert between the units. You will find out which special numbers are used for the conversions.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

13. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

Watch this video lesson to learn how the U.S. measures weight and how you can convert between them. Learn the conversion numbers that you need for each conversion along with the proper operation.

Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems

14. Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems

You may think that converting weight measurements from one system to another is tricky, but after watching this video lesson, you will be ready to convert any kind of weight measurement you encounter.

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

15. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements of temperature. This will help when you visit the doctor and when you travel to different countries.

Chapter Practice Exam
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