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Teaching Standard & Metric Measurements - Chapter Summary
This helpful chapter outlines methods for teaching standard and metric measurements. Topics include the standard units of measurement for time, weight, capacity and length, plus much more. Our learning tools have been written by experienced instructors to ensure that these subjects are easy to follow and thoroughly covered. The quiz that follows each lesson is a great way to get ready for a test or ensure you're on the right track. We've made it easy to study any time you'd like by making these materials accessible on your mobile device or computer 24 hours a day. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Comprehend how to perform basic operations with measurements
- Detail common unit conversions
- Explain techniques to convert units in the standard system
- Explore techniques for converting units in the metric system
1. Teaching Standard & Nonstandard Units of Measurement
In this lesson, we'll learn how measuring with nonstandard units can prepare students to understand conversions once they begin using standard units of measure.
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.
3. Common Unit Conversions
Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.
4. Techniques for Converting Units in the Standard System
The standard system of measurement is commonly used in the United States. Being able to convert between different units in the standard system is an important skill. In this lesson, we will discuss strategies for working conversion problems.
5. Techniques for Converting Units in the Metric System
The metric system is one in which different magnitudes of units, called prefixes, are used to indicate the quantity of a unit. In this lesson, we'll learn two techniques for converting between the prefixes in the metric system.
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Other chapters within the Education 211: Teaching Elementary Math course
- Understanding Math Standards
- Developing Math Curriculum
- Planning Math Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Math Teachers
- Creating Math Learning Environments
- Assessments for Teaching Math
- Educational Resources for Teaching Math
- Counting & Cardinality in the Classroom
- Teaching Mathematical Operations
- Algebraic Thinking in the Classroom
- Teaching Base 10 & Fractions
- Teaching Time & Money
- Teaching Geometry Basics
- Geometric Measurements in the Classroom
- Teaching the Coordinate Plane
- Teaching Graphical Data Identification