Ch 11: Solving Problems Involving Systems of Measurement

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Boost your confidence in your ability to solve problems involving systems of measurement with help from this interesting chapter. We've provided mobile-friendly video and text lessons here that you can use anytime to complete an assignment or study for an upcoming exam.

Solving Problems Involving Systems of Measurement - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline how to solve problems involving systems of measurement in this helpful chapter. These lessons discuss the metric system as well as the process of converting units of measure and units of time. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Name the standard measurement units for time, weight, length and capacity
  • Understand how to convert standard units of measurement
  • Identify the units of the metric system
  • Use estimation to solve measurement problems
  • Detail the U.S. customary units used to measure capacity, distance and weight
  • Explain the process used to convert units of time

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8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Solving Problems Involving Systems of Measurement
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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.

Solving Measurement Problems with Estimation

4. Solving Measurement Problems with Estimation

In this lesson, we will explain what measurement problems are and show how to solve measurement problems using estimation. We will also look at using conversion facts when solving measurement problems with estimation.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

5. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Capacity

After watching this video lesson, you will know how capacity or volume is measured in the U.S. You will know the units that are used as well as how to convert between the units.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

6. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Distance

After watching this video lesson, you will know what the units for measuring distance are in the United States and how to convert between the units. You will see that there is a special number for each conversion.

U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

7. U.S. Customary Units to Measure Weight

Watch this video lesson to learn how the U.S. measures weight and how you can convert between them. Learn the conversion numbers that you need for each conversion along with the proper operation.

Converting Units of Time

8. Converting Units of Time

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the units of time that we use to count time and know how to convert between these units. Learn the one number that you have to multiply and divide by to make your conversions.

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