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Ch 23: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Measurements

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The Measurements chapter of this Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about measurements.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Measurements chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the measurement topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the measurement topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Mixed measure addition and subtraction
  • Metric system conversion
  • Metric units for capacity
  • Conversions with standard units of measure
  • English system of measurement
  • Volumes of basic shapes

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8 Lessons in Chapter 23: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Measurements
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What is the Metric System?

1. What is the Metric System?

Most of the world relies on the metric system for measuring distance, weight, volume, and time. Watch this video lesson to learn what kinds of measurements are used in the metric system.

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.

Measuring Capacity Using the Metric System

3. 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.

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

4. 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 Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

5. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

How to Convert Units in the Metric System

6. 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 Convert Standard Units of Measure

7. 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.

Addition & Subtraction With Mixed Measures

8. Addition & Subtraction With Mixed Measures

This lesson will define exactly what mixed measures before explaining how to to add and subtract them. We will see the steps involved in both of these procedures and look at examples of each to help solidify our understanding.

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