Ch 42: SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement

About This Chapter

Use the engaging videos in this chapter to refresh your knowledge of the units of measurement. Watching the lessons and taking self-assessment quizzes can help you prepare for the SHSAT exam.

SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary

Let us help you study for the SHSAT with this comprehensive overview of units of measurement. In this chapter, you will gain insight into the following:

  • Examining how to convert standard units of measure
  • Performing basic operations with measurements
  • Understanding units and conversion in the metric system
  • Converting units in the metric system
  • Reading and interpreting scale drawings

You can view the lessons and access video transcripts on your computer or mobile device, making the studying process easier. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to experts who can provide clarity as you prepare for the exam.

Objectives of the SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement Chapter

New York City specialized high schools use the SHSAT as a way to determine which 8th and 9th graders will gain admission. The highest composite score a student can earn on the test is 800. Schools rank students by these scores then choose individuals with the highest until they fill their attendance for the year. This chapter can help increase your chances of getting into your first school of choice by preparing you for questions on the test related to units of measurement.

The SHSAT consists of two sections: verbal and mathematics. The mathematics section consists of 50 multiple-choice questions that examine arithmetic, algebra, geometry, probability, statistics, word problems and trigonometry (for 9th graders). Take lesson quizzes formatted similarly to those you'll see on the exam. A chapter exam is available to reinforce concepts covered in all the lessons.

5 Lessons in Chapter 42: SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Convert Standard Units of Measure

1. 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

2. 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

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.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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