Ch 30: MTLE Mathematics: Principles of Measurement

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Revisit principles of measurement concepts to simplify the process of studying for the MTLE Mathematics assessment. Review lessons to get reacquainted with the metric system, units of time, dimensional analysis and more.

MTLE Mathematics: Principles of Measurement - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview of principles of measurement is designed to help you quickly and easily prepare for the MTLE Mathematics assessment. Once you've reviewed the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the standard units of measurement for length, weight, time and capacity
  • Share how to convert standard units of measure, and perform basic operations with measurements
  • Define the metric system, and convert units in the metric system
  • Explain unit conversion and dimensional analysis
  • Demonstrate how to measure liquid volume and convert Celsius to Fahrenheit and back
  • Convert units of time, and take measurements with scales, meters and gauges
  • Read and interpret scale drawings, and show your comprehension of accuracy and error in measurements

This chapter provides you with the amazing opportunity to access expert instructors under a flexible schedule of your creation. You can review entertaining videos featuring fun visual and audio effects to boost your knowledge of principles of measurement. A short text lesson offers additional review in measurements. You can study these lessons any time, day or night, and in the order you choose. When you're ready to test your comprehension of this chapter's lessons, take self-assessment quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 30: MTLE Mathematics: 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.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

12. 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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