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Measurement, Data & Statistics - Chapter Summary
This chapter discusses how to solve problems with a variety of different types of measurements including geometric, statistical and monetary. Watch our video lessons led by professional instructors to review:
- Common units of measurements and conversations between them
- Calculations for the mean, median and mode of a data set
- Calculations for the range and standard deviation of a data set
- How to identify and plot coordinate pairs on the coordinate plane
- What measurements are appropriated for what tasks
- Solving problems with measures of mass and volume
- The distance formula and how to use it
- How to solve math problems involving money
Each lesson is accompanied by a helpful lesson transcript and a short lesson quiz. Use the lesson's transcript to fortify your understanding of the information presented in the corresponding video, then take the lesson's quiz to discover topics you don't understand. To improve your understanding of these topics use the video tags to return to and study the parts of the lessons that explained them.
1. Common Unit Conversions
Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.
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. How to Calculate Mean, Median, Mode & Range
Measures of central tendency can provide valuable information about a set of data. In this lesson, explore how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of any given data set.
4. Calculating the Standard Deviation
In this lesson, we will examine the meaning and process of calculating the standard deviation of a data set. Standard deviation can help to determine if the data set is a normal distribution.
5. Ordered Pairs on the Coordinate Plane
In this video lesson, you will see how points are plotted on the coordinate plane. Learn the proper way to identify points on the coordinate plane and how to read the points.
6. Selecting Appropriate Measurement Units to Solve Problems
When measuring anything, you need to match the measurement unit to the size of the quantity you are trying to measure. In this lesson, learn about common measurement units for length and mass and how to know which one to use.
7. Selecting Measures of Center & Variability for Data
In this lesson, learn about measures of central tendency like mean, median and mode. Learn how to calculate these measures and how to choose which ones to use in any situation.
8. Mass and Volume: Formulas, Unit Conversion & Practice Problems
Learn about how mass and volume are connected by a special formula, how to calculate volumes of common 3D shapes, and how to convert between different units of mass and volume. Complete some practice problems and perfect your skills.
9. Distance Formulas: Calculations & Examples
Let's go on a road trip! In this lesson, we'll practice calculations involving distance, rate and time. We'll also look at how we determine the relationship between distance and fuel.
10. How to Solve Problems with Money
Money matters, and knowing how much things cost will be useful no matter where you go. In this lesson, we'll learn the steps for solving word problems involving money.
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