Ch 16: Illinois TAP Math: Estimation & Measurement

About This Chapter

This chapter can aid you in your preparation for the TAP Mathematics exam. Through video lessons and self-assessment quizzes, you'll get a solid understanding of measurements and the use of estimations in problem solving.

Illinois TAP Math: Estimation and Measurement - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons will teach you to make conversions and solve problems involving U.S. and metric measurements as you prepare for the math portion of the Illinois TAP - Test of Academic Proficiency. You'll learn to use estimations in problem solving and also get information on scientific notation and dimensional analysis. The video lessons cover these topics:

  • Problem solving using estimation skills
  • Estimation problems using fractions
  • Units and conversion using the metric system
  • Unit conversion and dimensional analysis
  • Significant figures and scientific notation
  • Measurement with U.S. customary measures

Objectives of the Illinois TAP Math: Estimation and Measurement Course

The lessons in the TAP Math: Estimation and Measurement chapter will help you answer questions in the math portion of the TAP exam. You'll be tested on your knowledge of measurement, the use of estimation and familiarity with scientific notation.

Passing the TAP exam is mandatory for teacher licensing in Illinois. The TAP is divided into three sections with a total of 170 multiple-choice questions. There is also a writing section. You must pass all sections to obtain a teaching license. The questions based on estimation and measurement are in the TAP's math section, which has 50 questions. You can test your knowledge and get acquainted with the test style through the self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each video lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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