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Ch 36: ORELA Middle Grades Math: Measurements

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The state of Oregon has replaced the ORELA Middle Grades Math exam with the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Mathematics test. This chapter offers engaging video lessons and lesson quizzes to help you prepare for the measurements questions on the NES Mathematics test.

NES Middle Grades Mathematics: Measurements - Chapter Summary

The lesson videos in this chapter will help prepare you for the measurements portion of the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test by explaining the various units of measurement for distance, weight, volume, time, and temperature, including those of the U.S. customary and metric system.

Our instructors will also demonstrate how to convert one unit of measurement to another, and what units are appropriate for communications in certain situations (e.g. when you should use miles instead of feet). In addition to learning about the various units of measurement, this chapter also includes an overview on how to work with scale representations. Once you have watched the video lessons in this chapter you should have a firm understanding about:

  • What the standard units of measurement are for length, weight, volume, time and temperature
  • How to convert between standard units of measurement
  • Methods for performing basic measurements
  • How units in the metric system are converted from units of one magnitude to units of another
  • Reading scaled drawings
  • Converting units of time between differing magnitudes
  • The correct metric or U.S. customary units of measurement to use in certain situations
  • How to convert units of the U.S. customary system to metric units

Once you've finished the video lessons you can take the quizzes to see if additional study is needed. Video tags come in handy to jump to any main point in the videos and review those topics before deciding if you're ready for the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test. All the videos lessons in this chapter are taught by professionals in the field, so assistance is there if you need it.

NES Middle Grades Mathematics: Measurements Objectives

The NES Middle Grades Mathematics test is used to assess how well future educators have mastered the material they will be tasked with teaching. It's a four hour and 15-minute computer based test that consists of approximately 150 multiple-choice questions. Roughly 25% of those questions will be on measurement and geometry. The video lessons in this chapter will help you master the materials on both the metric and U.S. customary systems to help prepare you for the measurements questions.

15 Lessons in Chapter 36: ORELA Middle Grades Math: Measurements
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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.

The Metric System: Units and Conversion

4. 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

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.

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.

Converting Units of Time

7. 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.

Distance in the Metric System

8. Distance in the Metric System

Watch this video lesson to learn what units are used in the metric system for measuring. Also, learn how easy it is to convert from one unit to another.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

9. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the units for measuring distance are in the United States and how to convert between the units. You will see that there is a special number for each conversion.

Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

10. Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

In this video lesson, you will learn what units are used to measure capacity or volume in the metric system. You will also learn how to convert between these units and what special numbers are required to do so.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

11. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

After watching this video lesson, you will know how capacity or volume is measured in the U.S. You will know the units that are used as well as how to convert between the units.

Measuring Mass Using the Metric System

12. Measuring Mass Using the Metric System

After watching this video lesson, you will know which units for mass are used in the metric system along with how to convert between the units. You will find out which special numbers are used for the conversions.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

13. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

Watch this video lesson to learn how the U.S. measures weight and how you can convert between them. Learn the conversion numbers that you need for each conversion along with the proper operation.

Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems

14. Converting Weight in Metric & U.S. Customary Systems

You may think that converting weight measurements from one system to another is tricky, but after watching this video lesson, you will be ready to convert any kind of weight measurement you encounter.

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit and Back

15. 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.

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