Ch 24: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Measurement

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you prepare for questions on the MTEL Mathematics/Science (Middle School) exam that may ask you to perform operations with measurements, convert between units of measurements and calculate capacity, distance or speed.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Measurement - Chapter Summary

As you complete these lessons in preparation for the exam, you will be improving your understanding of measurements and expanding your problem-solving skills with measurements. Our professional instructors will discuss measurements of length, weight, time, capacity, speed and velocity. These lessons could give you a better grasp of:

  • Standard units of U.S. and metric measurements
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with measurements
  • Converting between standard units of measurements
  • Ways of taking measurements
  • Converting within the metric system
  • Calculations for distance, time, speed and velocity

To make these lessons as accessible as possible, we made them mobile-device compatible so they can be played on just about any Internet-ready device. Also for versatility, these videos come with written lesson transcripts that you can use to reinforce your comprehension. Quizzes are included in the chapter. Your quiz results can be used to determine which topics you need to review further.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Measurement Objectives

The Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics/Science (Middle School) exam will assess your understanding of middle-grades math and science. In order to do so, it will ask you 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response questions. When you take this exam, you will be given a four-hour testing session to complete it in. Approximately 9% of your score for this certification exam will be based on your understanding of geometry and measurements. The objective of this chapter is to improve your understanding of the basic units of measurement as well as how to find them and convert between them.

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: 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 Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

2. 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.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

3. 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 Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

4. 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 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.

Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

6. Distance, Time & Average Speed: Practice Problems

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what distance is, explain how it relates to change in position, and calculate the average speed in various situations. A short quiz will follow.

Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

7. Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas

Did you know that an object's speed and velocity may not be the same? This lesson describes the concepts of speed and velocity relating to objects in motion. We'll look at a specific example to help learn how to calculate both speed and velocity.

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