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Ch 25: TACHS: Standard Measurement

About This Chapter

Rediscover standard and metric measurement in this chapter of our TACHS test prep study guide. The lessons here will provide you with practice that will help you effectively answer the questions you will find on the TACHS exam.

TACHS: Standard Measurement - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help you to work effectively with and convert between the standard and metric systems of measurement. Study them so you'll be ready for related questions on the TACHS test. The videos contain the information in the list below:

  • Using, converting and performing operations with standard units
  • Using and performing conversions with metric units
  • Reading and understanding scale drawings

The bright, informative and lively style of our videos makes these lessons interesting and fun to explore. If you would rather read through the lesson than view a video, our transcripts make this easy. We highlight key vocabulary, and you can refer from the transcripts to the videos whenever you like. If you'd prefer to look at just a section of a video without going through the entire lesson, you can use the timeline feature to skip directly to the part you want to replay.

TACHS: Standard Measurement Chapter Objectives

The TACHS exam is a paper-based, multiple-choice admissions exam required for entry into many Catholic high schools. You will need to bring two #2 pencils with you. The test is divided into four subtests that cover reading, math, writing and general reasoning skills. Following each question, there is a short list of possible answers. You will be expected to read each question carefully and choose the response that best answers it.

6 Lessons in Chapter 25: TACHS: Standard 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.

How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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