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Ch 8: Explorations in Core Math Grade 6 - Chapter 8: Measurement & Geometry

About This Chapter

The Measurement & Geometry chapter of this Explorations in Core Math Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Explorations in Core Math textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about measurements, units and conversions.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Measurement & Geometry chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the geometric measurement concepts you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the math topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Making conversions with measurement systems and time
  • How to find area of triangles, trapezoids, rectangles and parallelograms
  • Measuring area and circumference of circles
  • Calculating area of complex figures
  • Surface area and lateral surface area
  • Defining and working with pyramids, cones, prisms and cylinders
  • Converting a 3-D figure to a 2-D net

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15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Explorations in Core Math Grade 6 - Chapter 8: Measurement & Geometry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

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.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

2. 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.

Converting Units of Time

3. 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.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

4. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

6. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Circles: Area and Circumference

7. Circles: Area and Circumference

Understanding how to calculate the area and circumference of circles plays a vital role in some of our everyday functions. They serve as the foundation for operating with three-dimensional figures. Learn more about the area and circumference of circles in this lesson.

Area of Complex Figures

8. Area of Complex Figures

Finding the area of shapes isn't always as simple as it is with squares and rectangles. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the area of complex figures. This includes finding the area of unusual shapes and finding the area of parts of shapes.

What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas

9. 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.

Lateral Surface Area: Definition & Formula

10. Lateral Surface Area: Definition & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of the lateral surface area of a three-dimensional object. You will apply lateral surface area formulas for some three-dimensional shapes to see how to find the lateral surface area of various objects.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

11. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

12. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

13. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

14. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

15. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Chapter Practice Exam
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