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

### About This Chapter

## 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.

### 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. 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) (53): Practice & Study Guide course

- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Number Sense
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Mathematical Operations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Factoring & Divisibility
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Real Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Prime Factorization
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Rational Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Roots
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponents
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponential Expressions & Scientific Notation
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Absolute Value
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Integers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Estimating & Rounding
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Fractions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Fractions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Introduction to Decimals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Decimals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Percents
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Descriptive Statistics
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Summarizing Data
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Sampling
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Regression & Correlation
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Probability
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Algebraic Expressions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Solving Algebraic Equations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Linear Relations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Graphing Linear Equations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Ratios & Proportions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Polynomial Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Quadratic Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Rational Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Exponential Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Lines in Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Figures
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Triangles
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Proof of Theorems
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Quadrilaterals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Polygons
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Circles & Circular Arcs
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Solids
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Parallel Lines & Symmetry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Transformations in Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Coordinate Geometry
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