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Metric System, Conversions & Geometry - Chapter Summary
Feel confident in your understanding of the metric system, conversions and geometry by taking advantage of the study resources in this entertaining chapter. Review fun lessons to ensure you fully comprehend unit conversions, perimeter in math, volumes of shapes and much more! Multiple-choice quizzes and our practice exam can check your knowledge of the lessons. Feel free to submit any questions you develop while exploring this chapter to our experts via the Dashboard. Utilizing these resources will prepare you to do the following in a short period of time:
- Define the metric system
- Convert standard units of measure
- Discuss the basics of unit conversion and dimensional analysis
- Describe angles, points and lines in geometry
- Find the perimeter and area of 2D shapes
- Measure the surface area of a 3D shape
- Share the definition and examples of volume
1. 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.
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 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.
4. 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.
5. Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry
After watching this video lesson, you should understand the basic terms that form the foundation of geometry. Learn what a point is, what a line is, what an angle is, and learn about a special type of angle called a right angle.
6. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula
In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.
7. What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula
Area is the size of a two-dimensional surface. This lesson will define area, give some of the most common formulas, and give examples of those formulas. A quiz at the end of the lesson will allow you to work out some area problems on your own.
8. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas
In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.
9. Volumes of Shapes: Definition & Examples
Volume is defined as the 3-dimensional space enclosed by a boundary. In this lesson we will define volume, give some of the most common formulas and then work some example problems to become familiar with the formulas. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson for practice.
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