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Converting and Graphing Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter will equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to convert and graph units of measurement. You'll explore lessons that explain the metric system and compare the standard and English systems of measurement. Discover how to recognize points on a graph while also learning the rules for multiplying, adding and subtracting measurements. Watch these online videos so that you may:
- Identify and convert standard units of measurement for time, weight and more
- Convert metric system units for temperature, mass, volume and density
- Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of the English system of measurement
- Outline the steps necessary to calculate mathematical operations with measurements
- Interpret the markings on maps and scale drawings
- Recognize the parts of a number line and a graph
- Discover how the Cartesian coordinate plane works
- Examine metric system prefixes in preparation for converting units of measure
With online accessibility and short, easy-to-follow lessons, this chapter is meant to be studied at your pace. The video lessons feature illustrations and animation that are designed to facilitate learning. Pause the videos during the on-screen graphics and jot down information so you can memorize it. Under each video you'll find a timeline link that presents the video's main points; use the video tags to quickly move among these areas. Text transcripts, worksheets and five-question quizzes provide you with additional learning opportunities and test your knowledge as well.
1. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity
While the rest of the world uses the metric system as their standard units of measurement, the United States has its own. Discover more about the standard units of measurement, including the units for length, weight, time and capacity and comparison between America and everywhere else.
2. The Metric System: Units and Conversion
Scientists all over the world need to use a common language when reporting the measurements they make, which they do by using the metric system. Explore the metric units for length, mass, volume, density, and temperature, and discover how to make different conversions.
3. English System Of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages
The English system of measurement consists of standardized weights and measurements developed out of archaic approximations, such as a human foot equating to a standardized ''foot.'' Dive into its advantages and disadvantages, tracking this measurement system through history.
4. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure
There are two international systems of measurement that are widely used around the world. Learn about converting standard units of measure in metric system and U.S. Standard Units, and explore how to convert pounds to kilograms, Fahrenheit to Celsius, miles to kilometers, and vice versa.
5. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements
A measurement quantifies the physical characteristics of an object, such as its weight or length. Learn how to perform basic operations with measurements. Understand that measurements are like variables, and explore adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them.
6. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings
A scale drawing depicts an actual object with its size reduced or enlarged proportionately according to a scaled amount. Learn how to read and interpret scale drawings. Explore legends, reading a map, and reading a model drawing to understand how to use scale drawings to understand objects that are difficult to comprehend in their actual size.
7. What Is a Number Line?
A number line is a visual representation, or picture, of real numbers on a straight line. Learn how to identify points on a number line and then solve addition and subtraction problems using a number line.
8. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?
A graph, otherwise known as a Cartesian or XY plane, is a visual representation of data. Learn the different parts of a graph, including the X and Y axes, points and coordinate pairs, and quadrants.
9. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane
Plotting points on a coordinate plane requires knowing the parts of a graph and how to identify points. Discover the components to plotting points and Descartes's conceptualization of the Cartesian coordinate plane in this lesson.
10. How to Convert Units in the Metric System
When using the metric system, it is helpful to know how to convert units from other systems. In this lesson, explore the metric system, how to set up a conversion, and how to calculate those units, with some additional practice.
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