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Ch 16: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Measuring & Recording

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These video lessons provide an overview of measurement units, applications, and basic calculations. It is carefully designed to help you prepare for questions about measuring and recording found on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Measuring and Recording - Chapter Summary

Complete the lessons in this chapter to review information about units of measurement, in preparation for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. These lessons will cover topics ranging from basic measurement operations to units of conversions. By the end of the chapter, you should be prepared to do the following:

  • Differentiate between standard and nonstandard units of measurement and provide examples of each
  • Explain the units of the metric system and how to convert them
  • Identify and detail the units of measurement for time, length, weight, and capacity
  • Understand how to complete basic operations using measurements
  • Find, measure, and calculate the perimeter and area of polygons

In this series of video lessons, expert instructors guide you through each of these topics in order to help you understand and practice knowledge needed on the exam. The corresponding quizzes can help you fully prepare by reinforcing the key concepts and making sure you are ready to succeed on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Measuring & Recording
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Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement: Concepts & Instruments

1. Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement: Concepts & Instruments

In this lesson, we'll define both standard and nonstandard units of measurement. We'll discuss each of these types of units and the measuring instruments we use for both through definition, explanation, and example.

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.

Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

3. 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 Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

4. 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.

Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

5. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.

Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples

6. Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn why a regular polygon makes your life easier when it comes to finding the area inside one. Learn the one formula for area that will work for any type of regular polygon.

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