Ch 34: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Measurement

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Learn about measurement in this chapter of the MTEL Elementary Mathematics exam study guide. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about mathematics in preparation for the MTEL exam.

MTEL Elementary Mathematics: Principles of measurement - Chapter Summary

This chapter reviews principles of measurement, including standard units of measurement, how to convert units, and how to perform basic operations with measurement. Lessons also cover the metric system, converting metric units, and dimensional analysis. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • How to measure liquid volume
  • Converting between Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Converting units of time
  • How to take measurements with scales, meters and gauges
  • How to read and interpret scale drawings

Knowledgeable instructors help you review the basic principles of measurement through short, engaging video lessons. These videos make the material fun and interesting and help you thoroughly prepare for your MTEL exam. The accompanying self-assessment quizzes test your knowledge, and introduce you to the types of questions you'll see on exam day. Track your progress through the course by visiting your personalized dashboard.

13 Lessons in Chapter 34: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Measurement
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Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

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.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

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.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

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.

What is the Metric System?

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.

How to Convert Units 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.

Unit Conversion and Dimensional Analysis

6. 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.

How to Measure Liquid Volume

7. How to Measure Liquid Volume

There are many tools for measuring liquid volume. The tool you use will depend on how much liquid you have to measure and how precise you need to be. Learn how graduated cylinders and burets are used to get accurate liquid volume measurements.

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

8. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius measurements of temperature. This will help when you visit the doctor and when you travel to different countries.

Converting Units of Time

9. Converting Units of Time

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the units of time that we use to count time and know how to convert between these units. Learn the one number that you have to multiply and divide by to make your conversions.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

10. 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.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

11. 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.

Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

12. Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

How do shapes change sizes yet retain their proportions and similarities to other shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at what a scale factor is and how to apply it. We'll consider scale factors with regards to three different aspects of similar shapes: perimeter, area and volume.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

13. Accuracy & Error in Measurements

When making measurements, it is important to be as accurate as possible. In this lesson, learn about what accuracy is and how we measure and quantify exactly how much error there is in a measurement.

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