Mathematics

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Practice [Video - 7:43] (2011)

Learners can use this video tutorial to practise their skills in making conversions between imperial and metric measures.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

Learners can pause the video while they work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.

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2012-06-28

Metric and Imperial Conversions - Concept [Video - 9:31] (2011)

This video tutorial builds on the skills required to make conversions within the metric and imperial measurement systems by showing learners how to make conversions between the two systems.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions, to solve a number of problems.

He recommends using a calculator to speed up the process.

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2012-06-28

Build on Your Talents: Using Trades Math (2010)

Build on your talents

Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices and people considering construction careers, this Essential Skills workbook offers exercises that students can use to refresh their math skills. The curriculum-based exercises are built around typical construction workplace tasks.

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2012-06-26

Metric Conversions - Practice [Video - 5:58] (2011)

This video tutorial gives learners a chance to practise converting measurements in the metric system.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions. The problems use millimetres, centimetres and metres.

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2012-06-19

Metric Conversions - Concept [Video – 11:47] (2011)

In this video tutorial, learners are introduced to conversions in the metric system involving the millimetre, centimetre and metre.

The instructor narrating the video uses the “factor label” method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions.

He gives learners tips for placement of the decimal in metric conversions.

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2012-06-19

Developing Trades Math Worksheets: A Handbook for Construction Trades Instructors (2010)

Based on Essential Skills foundations and developed by experienced training professionals, this workbook is designed to help instructors develop math worksheets for apprentices in technical training settings. Users learn how to incorporate Essential Skills into worksheets that will meet instructional goals and help apprentices to learn essential trades math.

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2012-06-19

Imperial Conversions - Practice [Video – 5:44] (2011)

This video tutorial offers learners a chance to practise converting measurements in the imperial system.

The tutorial includes three conversion problems that can be solved by using the factor label method, which involves the application of conversion factors expressed as fractions. The problems use inches, feet and yards.

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2012-06-11

Imperial Conversions - Concept [Video – 13:14] (2011)

This video tutorial explains how to convert one measurement to another in the imperial system. Specifically, the focus is on conversions involving inches, feet, and yards.

The instructor works through a number of problems that require the conversion of a mixture of measurements into a single unit of measure. For example, a problem could involve figuring out the total number of inches if measurements are given in feet and yards.

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2012-06-11

Decimals, Fractions & Percent Part 2 - Practice [Video – 6:29] (2011)

This video gives learners the chance to become more familiar with decimals, fractions and percent as they relate to the eighths and sixteenths fraction families.

It includes three problems of increasing complexity. Learners are asked to pause the video while they work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s detailed solutions.

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2012-06-06

Decimals, Fractions & Percent Part 2 - Concept [Video – 8:05] (2011)

In this video tutorial, the instructor discusses decimals, fractions and percent specifically in terms of measurement and basic conversions from one format to another.

Using an Imperial ruler, he points out the markings for quarters, eighths and sixteenths of an inch. Then he explains, step by step, how to convert those fractions into decimals and percentages.

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2012-06-06

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