Ch 24: MTLE Basic Skills: Measurement, Units & Operations

About This Chapter

With a focus on measurement, units and operations, this chapter is designed to help you succeed on the portion of the MTLE Basic Skills exam that deals with the material. It features simple-to-follow video lessons that make for a painless review process.

MTLE Basic Skills: Measurement, Units and Operations - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an efficient and effective review of the ins and outs of measurement and its various modes of expression. Study in preparation for related questions on the MTLE Basic Skills exam. By the end of this chapter, you'll have refreshed and bolstered your knowledge-base of:

  • Units of measurement for capacity, length, time and weight
  • Converting metric system and standard units of measure
  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing measurements
  • The metric system
  • Using estimation to solve measurement math problems
  • Dimensional analysis

You'll be able to choose the way you study with both a video and transcript of each lesson. You'll find either option easy to navigate, with the timeline feature allowing you to jump around to key points of the video and the transcript full of important terms highlighted in bold.

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTLE Basic Skills: Measurement, Units & Operations
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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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. The Metric System: Units and Conversion

Just like you and your friend communicate using the same language, scientists all over the world need to use the same language when reporting the measurements they make. This language is called the metric system. In this lesson we will cover the metric units for length, mass, volume, density and temperature, and also discuss how to convert among them.

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.

Solving Measurement Problems with Estimation

6. Solving Measurement Problems with Estimation

In this lesson, we will explain what measurement problems are and show how to solve measurement problems using estimation. We will also look at using conversion facts when solving measurement problems with estimation.

What is Dimensional Analysis? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Dimensional Analysis? - Definition & Examples

When we measure an object's size or amount, we encounter different units. Sometimes, we need to convert one unit to another, and this is where dimensional analysis comes in. In this lesson, we will learn about dimensional analysis and practice it.

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