Ch 20: MTTC Elementary Education: Units of Measurement

About This Chapter

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification is one of the steps in the process to become a certified elementary school teacher in Michigan. This lesson focuses on units of measurement, one of the topics tested on the MTTC in Elementary Education, and can help you be successful on this test.

MTTC Elementary Education: Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary

Units of Measurement is one of the components of the Mathematics subarea of the MTTC for Elementary Education. The lessons organized within this chapter will help you practice your skills in areas such as standard units of measurement, converting standard units of measurement and the metric system. These lessons will help you to be able to do the following:

  • Define indirect measurements
  • Solve measurement problems of estimation
  • Define perimeter, area and surface area
  • Understand the volumes of shapes

As you complete these lessons, you can use the quizzes to pre-assess your knowledge, then use the interactive timeline on the videos to watch the specific content you need reinforced. The short engaging videos, coupled with the quizzes will allow you to review key concepts and efficiently assess your learning in preparation for this test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 20: MTTC Elementary Education: Units 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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

3. 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.

What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

4. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.

Area: Definition & Counting Method

5. Area: Definition & Counting Method

Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.

What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas

6. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas

In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.

Volumes of Shapes: Definition & Examples

7. Volumes of Shapes: Definition & Examples

Volume is defined as the 3-dimensional space enclosed by a boundary. In this lesson we will define volume, give some of the most common formulas and then work some example problems to become familiar with the formulas. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson for practice.

Indirect Measurement: Definition & Examples

8. Indirect Measurement: Definition & Examples

Learn what indirect measurement is and see what is involved when we use this measuring tool. Become comfortable applying indirect measurement through explanation and examples.

Solving Measurement Problems with Estimation

9. 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.

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