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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
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.
2. 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.
3. English System Of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages
Yards, feet, inches, pounds, quarts, and miles are all part of the English system of measures. Learn more of its fascinating history and why most of the world has moved from this system to the modern metric system.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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.
7. What Is a Number Line?
A number line is a visual representation of all real numbers. In this lesson, we'll learn how to identify points on a number line. We'll also practice addition and subtraction, letting the number line do all the hard work.
8. What Are the Different Parts of a Graph?
Being able to read a graph isn't just vital for an algebra class. Graphs and charts are used everywhere! We'll take a crash course on the basic x/y plane used in algebra and the fundamental vocab you need.
9. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane
If you'll be working with a graph, otherwise known as the coordinate plane, it's essential to understand how it works. This includes learning the parts of a graph, identifying points and plotting points.
10. 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.
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