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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- GACE Math: Continuity of Functions
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- GACE Math: Calculating Derivatives & Derivative Rules
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