Ch 16: Elementary Math: Measurement Concepts

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Work through this series of elementary math instruction lessons to review techniques for teaching students basic measurement concepts. You can access this chapter online at any time that fits your schedule, and you may find it useful for knowledge reinforcement and test preparation purposes.

Elementary Math: Measurement Concepts - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a series of engaging lessons that cover measurement concepts that are typically taught at the elementary level. As you follow along with our expert math instructors, you'll review methods for teaching young students about measurement units, time units, the metric system, time schedules, elapsed time and more. When you're finished with the lessons, you should be able to:

  • Teach standard/nonstandard measurement units
  • Differentiate between length, weight, time and capacity measurement units
  • Convert standard units of measure and time
  • Perform metric system unit conversions
  • Read and interpret time schedules
  • Calculate elapsed time

When you finish a lesson, you'll be directed to a short quiz that's designed to reinforce your understanding of the information. You'll be able to review these study materials online at any time, and you also have the option of printing out the word-for-word lesson transcripts. Go back to the lessons as many times as needed, and if you have any questions, you can always use our handy Ask the Expert feature.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Elementary Math: Measurement Concepts
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Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

1. Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement

In this lesson, we'll learn how measuring with nonstandard units can prepare students to understand conversions once they begin using standard units of measure.

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

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.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

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.

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 Read Time Schedules

5. How to Read Time Schedules

You're off to summer camp, but you have to be able to read your schedule so you can participate in all of your activities! This lesson will teach you to read and understand a time schedule and how to understand elapsed time, a.m. and p.m., and an analog clock.

Converting Units of Time

6. 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.

How to Measure & Calculate Elapsed Time

7. How to Measure & Calculate Elapsed Time

Time is constantly passing, but how can we calculate how much time is passing? In this lesson, we'll learn what elapsed time is and explore two ways to measure and calculate it.

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