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Measurement for Algebra Students - Chapter Summary
Sure, you've learned it countless times before, but maybe the metric system just doesn't 'stick' with you. Give our measurement lessons a try, to see if the learning methods presented by these experienced professionals might help you internalize the system. For your NY Regents Algebra I test preparation, this chapter also teaches you how to convert between measurement systems and read measurement tools. All of the following topics are included for your study:
- Standards of measure
- Converting between systems
- Performing basic measurement operations
Each lesson offers an interesting video, a text transcript of the video and a multiple-choice quiz. Handy video tags are available and can help you find certain portions on videos for any extra review. Some lessons also provide additional links to lessons about basic terms and topics related to the chapter.
Regents Examination in Algebra I Objectives
As New York State transitions to the Common Core Learning Standards, the Integrated Algebra Exam becomes the Algebra I test. All high school students in the state must pass five subject-area tests, with scores of 65 or better, to earn the Regents Diploma.
This algebra test is composed of four parts, including concepts related to number and quantity, statistics and probability, algebra and functions. The questions are multiple-choice and free response, and you'll have three hours to complete the exam. Lesson quizzes can also give you a great deal of productive practice for test day.
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. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements
In this video lesson, you will learn how measurements are very much like variables when it comes to adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them. You will also see examples of how they are done.
4. What is the Metric System?
Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings
Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.
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Other chapters within the NY Regents Exam - Integrated Algebra: Test Prep & Practice course
- Number Theory & Basic Arithmetic
- Problems with Decimals and Fractions
- Problems with Percents
- Problems with Exponents
- Problems with Exponential Expressions
- Problems with Radical Expressions & Equations
- Problems with Algebraic Expressions and Equations
- Distributing Terms in Algebra
- Algebraic Linear Equations & Inequalities
- Understanding Matrices & Absolute Value
- Overview of Functions
- Factoring with Variables
- Quadratics & Polynomials
- Rational Expressions & Practice
- Graphing Functions
- Calculations with Ratios, Percent & Proportions
- Understanding Sets
- Understanding Probability & Statistics
- Factorials & the Binomial Theorem
- Working with Data
- Well-Known Equations
- Intro to Trigonometry
- Geometry for Algebra Students
- About the NY Regents Examinations
- NY Regents Exam - Integrated Algebra Flashcards