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Scales, Measurement & Units - Chapter Summary
This comprehensive overview simplifies the process of studying scales, measurement and units. Fun lessons teach the definitions of perimeter, measurement, length and area. They also help students understand how to tell time, read a calendar, and measure elapsed time. Completing this chapter should enable students to:
- Describe the rules for estimation and estimate money
- Define an interval in math and read a scale with decimal intervals
- Share the definition of measurement and describe the standard units of measurement for length, weight, capacity and time
- Discuss the metric system its units and the process of conversion
- Provide the definitions of length, area, volume, capacity and perimeter
- Identify quarter, half and whole turns
- Locate the day, month and year on the calendar
- Tell time and measure and calculate elapsed time
Choose any number of lessons for students to review based on their existing knowledge of the subject area. Students can navigate the lessons in any sequence and as many times as needed to fully comprehend scales, measurement and units. When ready, assess their knowledge by assigning the multiple-choice lesson quizzes and practice chapter exam. Any questions about the topics covered in the lessons can be submitted to our experts.
1. Estimation: Lesson for Kids
Estimation is a useful tool for finding approximate answers to math equations. In this lesson, you will learn the rules for estimation and practice estimating money.
2. What is an Interval in Math?
In English, an interval is a period of time between events. In math, intervals are numbers that are between two other numbers. But what exactly is included and how can we use math symbols to show that? In this lesson, we'll learn what intervals are and how they can be written.
3. Reading a Scale with Decimal Intervals: Lesson for Kids
The word 'scale' has many different definitions, like the scales on a fish and when you scale a mountain. In math, the term 'scale' means something entirely different. In this lesson, learn how to read a scale with decimal intervals.
4. Measurement Lesson for Kids
It would be hard to imagine a world where you didn't know if you were going too slow or too fast or if you were tall or short. You will learn what measurement is and how to measure things in this lesson.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Length Lesson for Kids: Definition & Measurement
Both in math class and in real life, you'll work with many different types of measurement. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of length, while practicing how to measure it using both standard and nonstandard units.
8. Area: Definition & Counting Method
Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.
9. Volume & Capacity: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered why we measure our drinks in liters and gallons? What about how much water it takes to fill up a fish tank or a swimming pool? Both of these ideas are related to volume and capacity. Keep reading to find out more!
10. Perimeter Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples
There are many types of measurement you need to learn. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of perimeter and how to find the perimeter of a variety of shapes.
11. Quarter, Half & Whole Turns in Math: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that rotations, like the turning of a wheel, can be measured? Turns can be found both in math and in the world around us. In this lesson, learn how to identify and compare whole, half and quarter turns.
12. Reading a Calendar
After watching this lesson, you will be able to look at any calendar, and you will know how to find the day, the month, and the year. You will see how using a calendar can help you keep track of your activities.
13. Telling Time: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you will learn the parts of a clock face and the basics of telling time. When you read a clock, you use the building blocks of the hour and half hour to tell time.
14. How to Measure & Calculate Elapsed Time
Time is constantly passing, but how can we calculate how much time is passing? In this lesson, we'll learn what elapsed time is and explore two ways to measure and calculate it.
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