Ch 13: HiSET Mathematics: Measurements and Conversions

About This Chapter

This self-paced chapter covers topics on measurements and conversions that you'll see on the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) Mathematics exam. Our video lessons and quizzes can give you the necessary information you need to prepare for the test.

HiSET Mathematics: Measurements and Conversions - Chapter Summary

Our lessons are structured to help you learn how to use measurements and conversions quickly in your preparation for the HiSET Mathematics test. The video lessons are less than ten minutes each and are taught by trained instructors. They'll highlight key concepts you'll need to know for the exam, including:

  • Standard units of measurement
  • Ways to convert standard units of measure
  • Converting units in the metric system
  • Dimensional analysis
  • How to determine error and accuracy in measurements
  • Using scales, meters and gauges to measure
  • Scientific notation

Use the video tags to easily find any video portions that you want to study some more. Multiple-choice quizzes are also available for you to test your comprehension and gain experience answering exam-type questions.

HiSET Mathematics: Measurements and Conversions Chapter Objectives

The HiSET Mathematics exam assesses whether your math knowledge and skills satisfy the requirements for high school graduates, including your ability to answer quantitative problems using measurement and conversion concepts. The topics in this chapter are found in the Measurement and Geometry portion of the exam, which constitutes 18% of the 50 total questions. The questions are all multiple choice, and calculators are permitted.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: HiSET Mathematics: Measurements and Conversions
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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.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

6. 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.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

7. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

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.

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