# Ch 23: Measurement for Algebra Students

### About This Chapter

## 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

While the rest of the world uses the metric system as their standard units of measurement, the United States has its own. Discover more about the standard units of measurement, including the units for length, weight, time and capacity and comparison between America and everywhere else.

### 2. How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

There are two international systems of measurement that are widely used around the world. Learn about converting standard units of measure in metric system and U.S. Standard Units, and explore how to convert pounds to kilograms, Fahrenheit to Celsius, miles to kilometers, and vice versa.

### 3. How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

A measurement quantifies the physical characteristics of an object, such as its weight or length. Learn how to perform basic operations with measurements. Understand that measurements are like variables, and explore adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing them.

### 4. What is the Metric System?

The metric system is an international system of measurement that is used by the majority of countries in the world. Learn about the metric system and discover the metric units used for distance, weight, volume, and time.

### 5. How to Convert Units in the Metric System

When using the metric system, it is helpful to know how to convert units from other systems. In this lesson, explore the metric system, how to set up a conversion, and how to calculate those units, with some additional practice.

### 6. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

Learning different styles of measurements can help to calculate and plan logistically and architecturally. Explore the necessity of taking measurements and learn how to measure weight, speed, and time using scales, meters, and gauges.

### 7. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

A scale drawing depicts an actual object with its size reduced or enlarged proportionately according to a scaled amount. Learn how to read and interpret scale drawings. Explore legends, reading a map, and reading a model drawing to understand how to use scale drawings to understand objects that are difficult to comprehend in their actual size.

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### Other Chapters

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