Ch 33: MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Measurement

About This Chapter

This chapter is a series of lessons and assessments. It's assembled to help individuals prepare for questions on the MTTC Mathematics (Elementary) exam regarding the types of measurements, how they're obtained and how they can be used in mathematics.

MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Measurement - Chapter Summary

Watch these lesson videos to improve your understanding of the different types measurements, how to convert between them, how to solve mathematical problems with them and how to measure them. These lesson videos are taught by our expert instructors and are mobile-device compatible. They can provide you with an effective and versatile way to prepare for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Mathematics (Elementary) exam. The questions will focus on:

  • U.S. and metric measures of length, weight and time
  • Completing operations with and converting between units of measurements
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Measures of liquid volume and related calculations
  • Converting back and forth between Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Measures of angles and converting between radians and degrees
  • Using and reading scales, meters and gauges
  • Reading scale drawings and legends
  • Using scale factors to find perimeter, area and volume
  • Understanding concepts of error and accuracy when measuring

Improve your retention of the information presented in these lessons by reading the transcripts, and then test your understanding of the material by completing the quizzes. Review your results from these short assessments to discover topics you don't understand. Improve your comprehension of these topics by returning to and reviewing specific parts of the lessons with the video tags.

14 Lessons in Chapter 33: MTTC Mathematics (Elementary): 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 Between Radians and Degrees

9. Converting Between Radians and Degrees

Angles can be measured in degrees or radians. This lesson will explore the difference and provide you with a simple calculation that can be used to convert degrees into radians and radians into degrees.

Converting Units of Time

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures

13. 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.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

14. 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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