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Ch 19: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Measurements

About This Chapter

Getting ready for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II exam doesn't have to be difficult. All you need to do is look through the lessons and quizzes in this chapter, which can help you learn about measurements.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Measurements - Chapter Summary

Become better at understanding and converting measurements by using the lessons in this effective chapter. They are designed to get you ready for the test, specifically regarding these topics:

  • Standard units of measurement for weight, length, capacity and time
  • The metric system
  • English system of measurement
  • Converting standard units of measure
  • Performing basic operations with measurements
  • Converting units in the metric system
  • Reading and interpreting scale drawings

The interactive format of the video lessons in this chapter makes learning about measurements easy. Move through these videos and then use the self-assessment quizzes, which help you quickly assess your knowledge and skills regarding measurements. Stay organized throughout this chapter by using the Dashboard, a tool that helps you track your progress.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest II: Measurements
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

2. 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.

English System Of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages

3. English System Of Measurement: Definition, History, Advantages & Disadvantages

Yards, feet, inches, pounds, quarts, and miles are all part of the English system of measures. Learn more of its fascinating history and why most of the world has moved from this system to the modern metric system.

How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

4. 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

5. 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.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

6. 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.

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

7. 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.

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