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Ch 5: PLACE Mathematics: Measurements & Conversions

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Find out which units to use when taking measurements, and discover how to convert standard units to metric or vice versa. Review the video lessons in this chapter and let us help you get ready for the PLACE Mathematics exam.

PLACE Mathematics: Measurements & Conversions - Chapter Summary

In science and mathematics, we measure many different variables, including length, depth, volume, and distance. In this chapter, the video lessons explain how to select the unit of measurement that best describes each of these variables. In addition, the lessons also cover steps for converting units, which you will need to know for questions on the PLACE Mathematics exam. This chapter has been constructed to teach you about the following topics:

  • Units of measurement (standard and metric)
  • Unit conversion
  • Currency conversion and exchange rates
  • The analysis of dimensions
  • Scientific notation related to measurements

Our video lessons are short and to the point, which ensures that you will absorb as much information as possible. Re-watch these videos as many times as you like, and read through lesson transcripts to identify key words and definitions. You can even evaluate how well you have learned the materials by taking quizzes at the end of each lesson, as well as by taking the chapter exam. Using our quizzes and exams may also be good practice as you get closer to taking the PLACE Mathematics exam.

PLACE Mathematics: Measurements & Conversions Objectives

The multiple-choice question PLACE Mathematics exam is used to test Colorado teachers and make sure that their teaching skills meet state academic standards. One of the five key mathematics areas on this exam covers measurements and geometry, and some of the objectives from that section include accounting for inaccuracies in measurements, converting units, and solving measurement-based equations. The video lessons in this chapter addresses these objectives in detail, so completing this chapter can definitely prepare you to answer these types of questions on the PLACE Mathematics exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: PLACE Mathematics: Measurements & Conversions
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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.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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