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Ch 27: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Measurement & the Metric System

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Use this chapter to improve your understanding of how to take measurements with standard units of length, weight, time and capacity as you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. Also, you will be able to study the calculations used to convert between units of measurement of both the standard system and the metric system.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Measurement & the Metric System - Chapter Summary

This lesson will help you prepare for questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam about the different units of measurement, how to convert between them and how to measure with them. This chapter includes lessons on both the U.S. standard and metric systems of measurements. After these lessons you should be better able to:

  • Recognize the various units of length, weight, time and volume
  • Convert between units of the U.S. standard system and metric system
  • Convert between different measures of the metric system
  • Use scales, meters and gauges to take measurements
  • Read and interpret scale drawings

After these lessons, please read the lesson transcripts to improve your understanding of the material presented in them. Following the completion of a lesson and its transcript, use the lesson quiz to test yourself on the material. After these short assessments you may access video tags that will take you to the locations of the lessons that explained these topics. These resources complement each other so that you come well prepared to take the actual exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 27: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Measurement & the Metric System
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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.

How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

4. How to Take Measurements with Scales, Meters & Gauges

In the real world, we take measurements all the time. Measurements are taken when you drive and when you weigh yourself, for example. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can take measurements of things that are important.

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.

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