Ch 5: GACE Math: Measurements & Conversions

About This Chapter

Use our lessons to dust off your knowledge of units of measurements and how to work with them. As you study for the GACE Math exam, these short videos and quizzes will give you a solid review.

GACE Math: Measurements & Conversions - Chapter Summary

Use our lessons and quizzes to go over information on units of measurement and how to perform conversions between them. These videos will help you review the following concepts and prepare for these types of questions on the GACE Math exam:

  • Understanding units of measurement, including the metric system
  • Converting units of measurement
  • Exploring dimensional analysis
  • Describing exchange rates and currency conversion
  • Deciding on levels of accuracy and estimating error
  • Defining scientific notation

You can review these topics as your schedule allows and take all the time you need to proceed through the lessons and quizzes. These lessons can be viewed from anywhere with a mobile device and an Internet signal.

Objectives of the GACE Math: Measurements & Conversions Chapter

Passing the GACE Math exam is required of everyone seeking certification to teach mathematics in grades 6-12. The GACE Math exam is divided into two tests, and you must pass both parts. Each test includes 45 questions and must be completed in two hours or less. The material discussed in this chapter is on test I, in the subarea on number and quantity. This subarea accounts for 30% of the test questions.

All the questions in this subarea are multiple choice, and the test is administered on computer. The exams at the end of each of our video lessons let you practice answering questions in this format. Our quizzes also give you a chance to check your knowledge and return to the lesson to review areas where you might need more study.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: GACE Math: Measurements & Conversions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

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.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

2. 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

3. 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 Convert Units in the Metric System

4. 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.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

5. 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.

Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

6. Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how currency conversion works. You will be able to convert from one currency to another with ease. Learn the process behind currency conversion.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

7. Accuracy & Error in Measurements

When making measurements, it is important to be as accurate as possible. In this lesson, learn about what accuracy is and how we measure and quantify exactly how much error there is in a measurement.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

8. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Other Chapters

Other chapters within the GACE Mathematics (522): Practice & Study Guide course