# Ch 40: 8th Grade Math: Units of Measurement

### About This Chapter

## 8th Grade Math: Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this 8th Grade Math: Units of Measurement chapter explain how to convert length and weight in the metric system as well as how to convert between Fahrenheit and Celsius. The lessons are fun and informative, and they include video tags that allow you to go from topic to topic. Use the self-assessment quizzes to test your elementary and middle school students' knowledge.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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Standard Units of Measure | Instructors teach students to calculate standard units of length, weight and time. |

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure | Students learn the differences between U.S. Standard units and metric units of measure. |

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements | In this lesson, students discover how to do addition and subtraction operations with measurements. |

The Metric System: Units and Conversion | Teachers explain the metric system, and students learn to convert among length, mass, volume, temperature and density. |

How to Convert Units in the Metric System | In this lesson, instructors demonstrate methods for using prefixes to convert units of measure in the metric system. |

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings | Teachers provide examples of scale drawings and guide students in reading and understanding them. |

Converting Units of Time | Students learn the rules for converting units of time. |

Distance in the Metric System | Instructors teach students how to calculate distance in the metric system. |

U.S. Customary Units for Distance | In this lesson, students are taught to utilize U.S. Customary Units when measuring distance. |

Metric Units for Capacity | Instructors help elementary and middle school students to measure capacity in the metric system. |

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity | Teachers show their students how to measure capacity in the U.S. Customary system. |

Metric Units for Mass | Students are taught how to convert and measure mass in this video lesson. |

U.S. Customary Units for Weight | Instructors teach students to measure weight using the U.S. Customary system. |

Converting Weight in Metric and U.S. Customary Systems | Students are given practice problems in converting weight in the metric system as well as the U.S. Customary system. |

Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit | Teachers provide of examples of switching between Celsius and Fahrenheit. |

### 1. 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.

### 2. 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.

### 3. 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.

### 4. 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.

### 5. 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 8th Grade Math: Practice & Review course

- 8th Grade Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- 8th Grade Math: Divisibility
- 8th Grade Math: Number Properties
- 8th Grade Math: Number Theory
- 8th Grade Math: Factoring
- 8th Grade Math: Estimation and Rounding
- 8th Grade Math: Whole Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Negative Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Absolute Value
- 8th Grade Math: Integers
- 8th Grade Math: Rational Numbers
- 8th Grade Math: Inequalities
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Decimals
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Operations with Fractions
- 8th Grade Math: Percents
- 8th Grade Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Distribution
- 8th Grade Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- 8th Grade Math: The Coordinate Graph
- 8th Grade Math: Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- 8th Grade Math: Properties of Functions
- 8th Grade Math: Graphing Functions
- 8th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- 8th Grade Math: Triangles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Quadrilaterals in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circles in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Polyhedrons and Geometric Solids
- 8th Grade Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Triangle Theorems and Proofs in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Similar Polygons in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: The Pythagorean Theorem in Geometry
- 8th Grade Math: Measuring Perimeter & Area
- 8th Grade Math: Data & Graphs
- 8th Grade Math: Probability
- 8th Grade Math: Statistics
- 8th Grade Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- 8th Grade Math: Consumer Math
- 8th Grade Math: Number Sequences
- 8th Grade Math: Sets & Subsets
- 8th Grade Math: Algebraic Monomials & Polynomials