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Measures, Measurement & Units - Chapter Summary
This chapter makes studying measures, measurement and units fun and effective. Lessons help your students understand length, area, volume and perimeter. Students can also explore the basics of estimation, measuring angles, telling time and reading a calendar. Upon completion of this chapter, they will be able to:
- Understand the rules of estimation and define an interval in math
- Define measurement and list the standard units of measurement for length, time, weight and capacity
- Describe length, area, volume, capacity and perimeter
- Identify and compare quarter turns, half turns and whole turns
- List types of angles and measure angles with a protractor
- Read a calendar and tell time
All lessons in this chapter are accessible from any tablet, smartphone or computer with an Internet connection. Students can view the lessons in the classroom, at home or anywhere their schedule permits. Short quizzes are available to assess students' understanding of the lessons they review. A comprehensive chapter exam is also available to provide students with a well-rounded review of measures, measurement and units.
1. Estimation: Lesson for Kids
Estimation is a useful tool for finding approximate answers to math equations. In this lesson, you will learn the rules for estimation and practice estimating money.
2. What is an Interval in Math?
In English, an interval is a period of time between events. In math, intervals are numbers that are between two other numbers. But what exactly is included and how can we use math symbols to show that? In this lesson, we'll learn what intervals are and how they can be written.
3. Measurement Lesson for Kids
It would be hard to imagine a world where you didn't know if you were going too slow or too fast or if you were tall or short. You will learn what measurement is and how to measure things in this lesson.
4. 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.
5. Length Lesson for Kids: Definition & Measurement
Both in math class and in real life, you'll work with many different types of measurement. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of length, while practicing how to measure it using both standard and nonstandard units.
6. Area: Definition & Counting Method
Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.
7. Volume & Capacity: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered why we measure our drinks in liters and gallons? What about how much water it takes to fill up a fish tank or a swimming pool? Both of these ideas are related to volume and capacity. Keep reading to find out more!
8. Perimeter Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
There are many types of measurement you need to learn. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of perimeter and how to find the perimeter of a variety of shapes.
9. Quarter, Half & Whole Turns in Math: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that rotations, like the turning of a wheel, can be measured? Turns can be found both in math and in the world around us. In this lesson, learn how to identify and compare whole, half and quarter turns.
10. Types of Angles: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will meet Natalie, a fourth-grade student who uses a clock and her schedule to discover different types of angles. By the end of this lesson, you will know what an angle is and how to identify the four different types of angles.
11. Measuring Angles: Lesson for Kids
Get ready to wrangle up some angles! We can find angles everywhere. In this lesson, you will learn about types of angles and how to measure them with a protractor.
12. Reading a Calendar
After watching this lesson, you will be able to look at any calendar, and you will know how to find the day, the month, and the year. You will see how using a calendar can help you keep track of your activities.
13. Telling Time: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will learn the parts of a clock face and the basics of telling time. When you read a clock, you use the building blocks of the hour and half hour to tell time.
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