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Units of Measurement - Chapter Summary
Use our short, entertaining video lessons to help introduce units of measure to your elementary school students. Our instructors define standard units of measure for time and temperature, and both the metric and U.S. units for distance, capacity, weight, and mass. They explain how to perform basic operations and conversions, and teach students how to read and interpret scale drawings. Each lesson concludes with a short, multiple-choice quiz you can use to assess your students' understanding of each topic, and you can use the chapter test as an additional means of evaluation.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|Standard Units of Measure||This lesson explains the common units of measure including length, weight, time and capacity.|
|How to Convert Standard Units of Measure||Students learn to convert from one unit to another using a conversion factor.|
|How to Perform Basic Operations with Measurements||Our instructor demonstrates how to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using measurements.|
|The Metric System: Units and Conversion||This lesson defines the basic metric units of length, weight and liquid volume.|
|How to Convert Units in the Metric System||Students will learn to convert between metric units and see several examples.|
|How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings||Our instructor shows students examples of scale drawings and meters and explains how to read them.|
|Converting Between Units of Time||Students learn to convert time between seconds, minutes and hours and then complete several practice problems.|
|Distance in the Metric System||This lesson explains how to choose the correct metric length unit for a measurement along with examples and practice problems.|
|U.S. Customary Units for Distance||Students learn how to measure and convert length using U.S. customary units.|
|Metric Units for Capacity||This lesson teaches appropriate metric units for measuring capacity and provides practice exercises.|
|U.S. Customary Units for Capacity||The instructor teaches students how to choose the appropriate U.S. customary unit for measuring capacities and completes sample problems.|
|Metric Units for Mass||Students learn metric mass units and complete practice problems.|
|U.S. Customary Units of Weight||This lesson helps students identify the appropriate U.S. customary weight units and then presents examples and practice problems.|
|Converting Weight in Metric and U.S. Customary Systems||Students learn to convert weights between metric and U.S. customary systems, view examples and complete practice problems.|
|Converting Between Celsius and Fahrenheit||Our instructor teaches students the conversion process between Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature readings.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the 3rd-5th Grade Math: Practice & Review course
- Number Sense & Arithmetic
- Number Properties
- Estimation & Rounding
- Steps for Solving Math Word Problems
- Multiples of Whole Numbers
- Multiplication Skills Practice
- Division Skills Practice
- Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- Understanding Algebraic Expressions
- Data & Graphs
- Probability & Statistics
- Working with Geometric Figures
- Identifying Triangles
- Circle Types & Parts
- How to Measure Perimeter, Area & Volume
- Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- Identifying & Working with Fractions
- Operations with Fractions
- Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying & Dividing Decimals
- Operations with Decimals
- Mixed Operations
- The Coordinate Graph
- How to Graph a Function
- Number Theory & Prime Factorization
- Rates, Ratios & Proportions