Ch 5: NES Math: Units of Measure & Conversions

About This Chapter

Use our study aids to review facts on the standard and metric systems of measurement and how to convert between them as you prepare for the NES Math test. Other lessons cover topics including the monetary exchange rate and scientific notation.

NES Math: Units of Measure & Conversions - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the NES Math test by brushing up on facts about units of measurement and how to make conversions between the standard and the metric system. This chapter's lessons and quizzes can help you answer questions on topics including:

  • Standard units of measurement and how to convert them
  • The metric system and how to convert its units
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Currency conversions
  • Accuracy in measurements
  • Scientific notation

You can review these lessons anywhere you have Internet access, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The lessons average about five minutes in length, and when you complete one, you can check your knowledge with a short quiz. Every video includes a clickable Timeline with links that let you quickly jump back to review specific parts of the lesson.

NES Math: Units of Measure & Conversions - Chapter Objectives

Five states have made passing the NES Math exam a requirement for certification to become a math teacher at the secondary level. Every questions on the NES test is multiple-choice, as are the questions on our lesson quizzes and the chapter exam. Completing these tests will give you a feel for the questions you'll face on the NES Math test, as well as offering an assessment of your learning prior to taking the test.

The NES Math exam is divided into five subject areas, called content domains. Questions on material from this chapter are in the Measurement and Geometry content domain, which makes up 19% of the NES test's total scoring.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: NES Math: Units of Measure & Conversions
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.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

4. 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

5. 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.

Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

6. Exchange Rates & Currency Conversion

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how currency conversion works. You will be able to convert from one currency to another with ease. Learn the process behind currency conversion.

Accuracy & Error in Measurements

7. 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.

Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

8. Scientific Notation: Definition and Examples

Scientific notation is a special way of writing numbers so they are easier to work with. This lesson will define scientific notations and show some examples of how to convert numbers from standard notation to scientific notation and back.

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