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Concepts of Measurement - Chapter Summary
If you need a fast reminder about how to use or convert measurements, this chapter provides you with a clear recap on the topic. Not only will you re-learn some of the most common units of measurement, but you'll also see how they are used as well as formulas for converting between different units of measurement. After you make your way through the lessons in this chapter, you should possess the skills to do the following:
- Describe the metric system
- Identify capacity, time, weight, length, and other measurement units
- Use the unit conversion process for standard units of measurement
- Find perimeter, volume, area, and surface area
- Convert back and forth between Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Explain steps for solving problems related to time
- Find average and constant rates
- Solve real-world geometry problems related to measurements
Although this chapter does cover a good amount of information, our instructors have separated the chapter into bite-sized lessons to avoid overloading you with information. Each short, manageable lesson focuses on a single concept. Additionally, each lesson can stand on its own, so you don't have to review every lesson in the chapter if you don't want to. You can skip around and examine the lessons in any order you want, and you can always go back over the lesson materials at any time. Furthermore, since each lesson is so short in duration, you can easily fit in more study time throughout your day.
1. What is the Metric System?
Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis
How is solving a chemistry problem like playing dominoes? Watch this lesson to find out how you can use your domino skills to solve almost any chemistry problem.
5. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula
In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.
6. Volume: Real-World Geometry Problems
Volume isn't just a concept you use in textbooks! It's all around you in the real world. In this lesson, you'll work through two examples of real-world geometry problems and then get some more practice with a quiz.
7. Area: Real-World Geometry Problems
View this lesson to see how you can use geometric area in real-world situations, like mowing the lawn or picking out which carpet installer you should hire. A quick area review and quiz are also included.
8. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas
In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.
9. 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.
10. How to Solve Problems with Time
It's amazing how much time can be saved when people work together. In this lesson, we'll practice figuring out just how much time we're talking about as we solve problems involving time.
11. Finding Constant and Average Rates
Watch this video lesson to learn the differences between constant and average rates. You will learn the steps you need to take to find them and get two great visuals you can keep in mind to help you solve these rate problems.
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